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Full text of "Variety (September 1910)"

VOL. XEKL, NO- J3. 



SEPTEMBER 3, WO. 



PRICE TEN CENTS 







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VARIETY 



A BIG HIT AT THE 5TH AVENUE THEATRE, NEW YORK 






Chas. A. Murray: Miss Bae Hamilton 



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(Formerly MURRAY and MACK) 

War "JERRY THE JANITOR" 

Not a serious moment* All laughter! 
Sam McKee, of The Telegraph, says: "The best act I've seen in years." 
Now cavorting for Wilmer and Vincent. "For Space" address our managers, 

ALBEE, WEBER * EVANS 

Putnam Building, Times Square NEW YORK CITY 





IN ORIGINAL SONGS AND SAYINGS 

ASSISTED BY DICK RICHARDS 



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Sept. 5— Columbia. Cincinnati. 

12— Grand. Evansville. 

19 — Orpheum. New Orleans. 

26— Lyric. Mobile. Ala. 
Oct. 3 — Orpheum. Memphis. 

10— Travel. 

17 — Orpheum. Kansas City. 



24 — Orpheum, Slouz City. 

31— Travel. 
Nov. 7 — Orpheum. Spokane. 

14 — Orpheum, Seattle. 

21 — Orpheum. Portland. 

28— Travel. 
Dec. 5 — Orpheum. Ogden. 



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12— Orpheum, Salt Lake City. 

19 — Orpheum. Denver. 

26 — Orpheum, Lincoln, Neb. 
1911. 
Jan. 2 — Orpheum, Omaha. 

9 — Orpheum. Dee Moines. 

16 — Orpheum, Minneapolis. 



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23— Orpheum, St. Paul. 

30— Orpheum, Duluth. 
Feb. 6 — Orpheum, Winnipeg. 

13— Majestic. Milwaukee. 

20— Grand. Indianapolis. 

27 — Mary Anderson, Louisville. 
Mar. 6 — Columbia. St. Louis. 



Management : DICK RICHARD8 




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THE-ACT- BEAUTIFUL 



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KED SO WEEKS 

UNITED and ORPHEUM Time 
Booked by THE GREAT HENRI FRENCH 

Manager for ADONIS 
Addrem GERARD HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY 





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Presents Her Latest Vaudeville Success 

HIS AMERICAN GIRL 

THIS WEEK (Aug. 29), FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE NEXT WEEK (Sept. 5), COLONIAL 



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Vol. XIX. No. 13. 



SEPTEMBER 3, 1910 



PRICE TEN CENTS. 



VAUDEVILLE CONSOLIDATION 

GROWS HOT AND GOLD IN TURN 



Rumor Has Joined Beck and Morris. Nothing Happened 
Yet. Successful Outcome Looked For. Means 

A Whole Amalgamation 



A bookmaker with a heavy book on 
the rumored vaudeville combination 
between Martin Beck, Morris Meyer- 
feld, Jr., and William Morris would 
have been a patient in a hospital, had 
lie attempted to gauge the odds for 
and against the successful outcome of 
the negotiations for the past week. 

Late last' week it seemed almost 
a certainty that the managers would 
reach an understanding. Several 
meetings had brought them close to- 
gether on details. With Monday of 
this week, the outlook was rain for 
the proposition, and a dull vaudeville 
sky hovered around until Wednesday, 
when the sun commenced to peek 
through again. 

At this writing no one knows what 
will be done, not even the principals, 
although yesterday (Friday) may have 
decided. The combination may ar- 
rive to-day, to-morrow or next week. 
It may be declared off just as easily. 
The chances are about even that the 
barriers which have prevented it up 
to now will be overcome. 

Rumors on the street joined Morris 
and Beck several days ago, despite a 
statement given out by the Beck side 
that there was "nothing to it." At- 
tached to the statement were the us- 
ual yard and a half of "salve" about 
"everybody's satisfied." "Statements" 
have been used before, and are now 
considered "old stuff" in variety cir- 
cles. 

All the parties to the consultations 
and conferences were pledged to sec- 
recy. That compact has been well 
kept, although the inevitable "report," 
magnified and dilated, spread about. 

The only real facts obtainable are 
that Messrs. Beck, Morris and Meyer- 
feld have kept at work on the propo- 
sition continually. The Morris side 
has offered little talk, but contributed 
much thinking, while the Orpheum 
Circuit men have been too busily en- 



gaged figuring to do much of anything 
else. » 

Since Monday E. F. Albee and John 
J. Murdock have conferred with Beck 
and Meyerfeld several times, always 
in the Orpheum suite, on the sixth 
floor of the Long Acre Building. It is 
across the hall from where Murdock 
and Albee run the United Booking 
Offices. 

The meetings of the quartet were 
said to have been brought about by 
Beck and Meyerfeld deciding it was 
as well to take their friendly oppo- 
nents into the issue before, as after. 
This stand was decided upon by Beck, 
according to information, upon con- 
cluding that as the present scheme 
was to encompass the entire vaude- 
ville division. Albee and Murdock 
might as well lend their advice; also 
perhaps some of B. F. Keith's bank 
roll. The latter is more likely near 
the real reason. 

iVariety has been informed that 
if the deal goes through, all included 
remain as they are. It will be a 
"Peace and Harmony" combine, with 
the persons affirming that they are 
delighted, and will stay in their own 
yard, as they are placed at present. 

The transaction, however, may al- 
low of Beck and Meyerfeld obtaining 
an interest in a present 'New York 
vaudeville theatre. This is not to 
be used by them in any way, from 
the report, but they think such an 
interest will be a nice little thing to 
have around the Orpheum offices. 

The position of William Morris 
seems to be that of a key to 
the eventual influence of Albee or 
Beck in the directorship of vaude- 
ville. With Morris on his side, Bock 
will be Beck. Without Morris, Beck 
may become merged into the Orpheum 
Circuit, and the Orpheum Circuit may 
remain west of Chicago. 

(Continued on page 9.) 



WINTER REVUE OFF. 

The proposed winter revue on the 

New York Roof has gone the road 

of the several others planned in the 
same way and for the same place — 
the summer before. It has been de- 
clared off. 

Walter Rosenberg who holds a 
lease on the New York Roof, re-com- 
mencing^. Sept. 15, is aware of the 
news. He expects to recover posses- 
sion in due course of time, although 
his tender of rent, made Aug. 1, to 
Klaw & Erlanger, was refused. It 
has not since been asked for nor 
paid. 

There was a report that the owners 
of the New York Theatre building 
will nail up all entrances to the Roof 
after "The Follies" leave there to- 
night. In that case, said Mr. Rosen- 
berg, he would have to resort to air- 
ships, although he Mew of other 
ways of gaining admittance. 

The Savoy will be continued by 
Rosenberg as a "picture house." That 
has been agreed upon, Rosenberg 
says. 



NEW HOUSE FOR NEWARK. 

Newark, N. J., Sept. 1. 

On the site of old Machinery Hall, 
Court and Marshall streets, is being 
erected a new theatre, called the Or- 
pheum. 

Morris Scheslinger, formerly with 
Charles E. Blaney, is promoting the 
theatre, to cost $125,000. Seating 
capacity, 1,800. The house will have 
two floors with 1,2 30 seats in the 
orchestra. The Orpheum opens about 
Nov. 15. 

While Mr. Scheslinger will not say 
what policy he intends adopting for 
his new house, it is reported around 
town that vaudeville will be played. 
The only point that appears to be in 
doubt is whether Mr. Scheslinger will 
play "small" or "big" time acts. 
From the plans the Orpheum is con- 
structed with the latter in view. 



CLEO DORS FAIRLY. 

(Special cable to Variety ) 

London, Sept. 1. 
Cleo Merode, "dug up" as a "draw" 
for the Hippodrome, opened fairly 
Monday. 



GUN HOLDS POSSESSION. 

(Special cable to Variety-) 

Paris, Sept. 1. 

The shareholders of the Moulin 
Rouge held a meeting Aug. 26 and 
supported M. Ruez as director. Ruez, 
with the aid of friends, took posses- 
sion of the house yesterday. When 
M. Fabert came to the Moulin Rouge 
the next morning, he found Ruez in- 
stalled. Both refused to relinquish 
hold. Fabert Anally chased Ruez off 
the premises with a revolver, firing in 
the air as he ran. Fabert is still in 
possession. The decision of the courts 
is awaited in the matter. 



MURRAY JOINS MAR1NELLI. 

(Special cabl»> to Variety-) 

London, Sept. 1. 
Paul Murray, for the past two 
years in charge of the William Mor- 
ris London office, and who recently 
resigned, has joined the staff of H. 
B. Marinelli. Murray will have 
charge of the London office. 



REPLEVINEIJ FIXTURES. 

Chicago, Se^t. 1. 

Another legal step in the Mort 
Singer-Harry Askin fight for the La 
Salle theatre was taken last Friday, 
when Singer seized all the orchestra 
chairs in the house under a writ of 
replevin. The court troubles had pre- 
viously been for the possession of the 
house. Askin won out on that. 

"The Sweetest Girl in Paris" was 
billed to open at the La Salle Monday. 
The action of the former tenant the 
previous Friday was expected to leave 
the present management in a predica- 
ment to open, but the difficulty was 
overcome in time. 



NEW AMERICAN OPENS. 

Omaha, Sept. 1. 

William Morris' new American Mu- 
sic Hall is opened, and doing a large 
business in its first week. Mayor 
Dahlman made the dedicatory ad- 
dress, and an advance sale also told 
a story of the Omaha public taking 
to the house. 

Edw. L. Bloom, general manager 
for the Morris Circuit came on for 
the premiere, remaining a few days. 

"The Barnyard Romeo" is the lead- 
ing feature of this week's bill. It 
has been retained for next week. 



VARIETY 



NEW BOOKING CORPORATION 

ORGANIZED IN CHICAGO 



E. P. Churchill and Walter Keefe Out To Vie With Bray's 

"Association" 



Chicago, Sept. 1. 

The Theatre Booking Corporation, 
organized here this week, promises 
to change the middle west vaudeville 
map materially. When a few minor 
details can be worked out the new 
booking association will make its for- 
mal entry into the field. E. P. Chur- 
chill will be the business manager 
and Walter F. Keefe will control the 
details of booking. 

The Miles houses, Detroit, Minne- 
apolis and St. Paul, will figure promi- 
nently in the deal, and Miles, himself 
will have a financial interest in the 
whole proposition. There is just at 
present contingencies which leave the 
Miles matter somewhat in abeyance. 
Last week Keefe signed up the Miles 
thcptres, previously booked by S-C and 
later by Pantages; it was the inten- 
tion then to bind the Miles-Keefe deal 
Into a corporation. 

Tho advent of Churchill, with 
houses in Grand Rapids and Peoria, 
which opened their season last Mon- 
day, and a new one under construc- 
tion In Peoria, comes as an addenda, 
if it may be so termed, to the Miles- 
Keefe deal. It Is believed now that 
Miles will swing into line, for it is 
known that on Aug. 22 he served upon 
Pantages the required sixty days' no- 
tice which terminates the Miles-Pan- 
tagcs booking arrangement. 

Keefe brings to the new corpora- 
tions the bookings of the Crystal, Mil- 
waukee, in which he is financially in- 
terested; and the Jones & O'Brien 
houses at Oshkosh, Fon du Lac, She- 
boygan and Marianette, Wis., theatres 
in which he may have some commer- 
cial interest aside from being able to 
swing the bookings. As an indepen- 
dent agent Keefe has heretofore book- 
ed acts with Churchill. Even in the 
event of the rather improbable draw- 
ing away from the new corporation 
of the Miles houses the Churchill and 
Keefe theatres will make a tangible 
nucleus for an "opposition" associa- 
tion. 

In working out the story the names 
of Jake Sternad and Chas. Doutrick 
crop up, but at this writing these 
agents are not being considered as an 
immediate part of the plan. Sternad 
made the round trip to New York late 
last week and returned home Monday 
night. He left immediately for Louis- 
ville on business for the Princess 
Booking Exchange, of which he is the 
Chicago representative. Sternad Is 
r resumed to have brought home the 
Jalco Wells bacon which he went after 
en his last New York trip. If such 
is the case he will have a stated ten 
additional weeks to offer in conjunc- 
tion with what he is now partially 
booking via the Princess office. These 
houses are all south of Louisville and 
East of the Mississippi. 

Doutrick is the "grand old man" of 
Chicago booking agents; always To- 
llable, ever enterprising, industrious 



and quietly working away along his 
own policy of endeavor. He has built 
up a business which could not be 
pried away from him with dynamite; 
but if he should decide to combine 
with the new faction It is believed 
he could take his houses, many of 
them really desirable places, with him. 
It is believed that if Sternad should 
tie up with the "T. B. C." It will be 
on a different basis than Doutrick 
might enter If he came In at all. 

Churchill, Miles and Keefe have 
figured things out pretty carefully, it 
is believed. They will be able to 
offer acts of a $750 caliber ten weeks, 
including outside, and at present un- 
known, affiliations which they antici- 
pate making. Twelve weeks could be 
booked for acts around $500 and 
twenty weeks are claimed to be in 
sight where bills will run from $400 
to $1,000 on a weekly basis. These 
estimates are for consecutive time, 
based, as has been said, upon the 
knowledge or belief which the three 
organizers of the scheme poesess. 

The foregoing facts, obtained by 
Variety from organizers of the "T. B. 
C," lead logically to considerable spec- 
ulation as to the hearing the new 
corporation will have upon the future 
booking affiliations of theatres in the 
cities of the middle west and south; 
towns outside of Chicago, St. Louis 
and Cincinnati. The Western Vaude- 
ville Managers Association Is now en- 
trenched In this section with the only 
well organized booking system of any 
pretensions whatever aside from Pan- 
tages, S-C and Hodklns. 

It seems to be the purpose of the 
proposed "Theatre Booking Corpora- 
tion" to establish a system which will 
operate, to a greater or less degree, 
along the same lines as the "West- 
ern Vaudeville Managers Associa- 
tion." 

This belief is strengthened by the 
fact that Churchill at one time was 
assistant manager, when J. J. Mur- 
dock was manager, of the "Associa- 
tion," and was succeeded, Immediate- 
ly upon his departure from that po- 
sition; by Keefe who In turn held 
it until Martin Beck bought control 
and established C. E. Bray as man- 
ager, a position which Mr. Bray still 
occupies. 



BERNARD SHOW NAMED. 

"The Duke's Understudy," as Sam 
Bernard's new play has been named 
(subject to change) will publicly pre- 
sent itself Sept. 12. 

Ben Jerome and Lou Hisch wrote 
the music; Edgar Smith and Mark 
Swan, the book and Edward Madden, 
the lyrics. 



RAISES FOR STAGE HAJTDS. 

That trouble seems Imminent be- 
tween the stage mechanic* and the 
theatre managers of Greater New 
York Is no longer confined to Dame 
Rumor, but is an actual fact. The 
managers held another meeting at the 
Hotel Astor yesterday (Friday) at 
which practically all of the members 
of the association were present and 
at which the vaudeville managers 
seemed inclined to adopt the scale 
that has been framed by the Union 
for the burlesque houses. 

It was the difference between bur- 
lesque scale and the vaudeville scale 
that P. G. Williams, the one vaude- 
ville manager on the committee fought 
against at the meeting Tuesday. He 
objected to the fact that the Wheel 
houses were favored by a scale that 
called for them to pay stage crews 
five dollars less for fourteen perform- 
ances a week, than the rates that were 
presented to the vaudeville managers. 

The burlesque scale says the master 
carpenter is to receive $35, the sec- 
ond hand $30, the property man and 
electrician $30 per week, including 
Sunday. The vaudeville managers 
are called upon to pay $40 and $35, 
for the same men for seven days. It 
is to this discrimination that the 
vaudeville managers object. The 
burlesque managers are also rather 
hard hit by the ruling which says 
that they must employ heads for all 
of the back stage departments, in- 
stead of having their carpenter, as at 
present, the head of the electrical 
and property departments as well as 
his own. 

There will also be an increase of 
$7.26 in the weekly wage of each 
stage hand and "grip" employed at 
the house where there are two per- 
formances dally with a Monday morn- 
ing rehearsal. These men are to 
be paid $3.25 a day for general work, 
and $2 a performance. There will 
be no change In the schedule regard- 
ing the rate charged for stage hands 
at rehearsal, which remains at fifty 
cents per hour per man. 

Chicago, Sept. 1. 

In finally "unionizing" the Majes- 
tic stage crew Organizer Lee Hart 
has put one more over for organized 
labor. Stage Manager Abraham Ja- 
cobs and his entire staff now belong 
to the union, and with union condi- 
tions prevailing it Is believed that 
the Majestic weekly payroll takes on 
a new total. Whether the minimum 
will be adhered to in all cases is 
known only to those immediately con- 
cerned. 

Kohl & Castle's "legitimate" the- 
atres, the Haymarket, Bijou, Olympic 
and Chicago Opera House have union 
stage-crews. The Academy and Star 
will open next week as vaudeville 
theatres. It remains to be seen 
whether union crews will be installed. 



Scott Green, stage manager for the 
past three seasons of the Alpha; Erie, 
was married Aug. 24, to Mrs. Anna L. 
Webber. 



SHOW FOR A WEEK. 

Asbury Park, N. J., Sept. 1. 
The Casino next week will have a 
vaudeville programme secured from 
William Morris. It will play but one 
week, with Ross and Fenton on the 
top. Charles J. Ross is going to run 
it off. 



FIRST ''SALARY** SUIT. 

The action brought through Phil- 
lips ft Stelnhardt by Hennessy ft Bos- 
tock to recover $230. from Irene C. 
Howley will be the first suit in court 
for the recovery of salary due "repre- 
sentatives" of a vaudeville act. 

The former agents allege an agree- 
ment with Mi 88 Howley of ten dollars 
weekly salary, for the period of her 
bookings over the Orpheum Circuit, 
twenty-three weeks. This sum, the 
complaint alleges, was agreed upon 
between the "representatives" and the 
actress for services to be rendered, 
which have included the placing of 
the sketch Miss Howley plays. 

Instead of Hennessy ft Bostock re- 
ceiving the contracts for tb.e Orpheum 
tour, Mi 88 Howley secured them direct 
from the circuit's New York office. 
Then her "representatives" dove Into 
the law. 

Augustus Dreyer is attorney for the 
defendant. Her answer to the com- 
plaint has not yet been served. Agents 
are wondering what the answer will 
say. Should Miss Howley set up that 
the "representatives" were not that in 
fact, but agents, the case may de- 
velop Into a test of some of new 
Agency Law provisions. 



CAR STRIKE POSTPONES SHOWS. 

Columbus, O., Sept. 1. 
Due to the street railway strike, 
it is announced that regular vaude- 
ville at Keith's will not commence 
until Oct. 3. Meanwhile the "pop" 
policy at an admission of 10 cents 
will be continued in the house. 



THREE RETAIN STOCK. 

New Haven, Conn., Sept. 1. 

Three of Poll's theatres may hold 
stock companies until Jan. 1, before 
again reverting to vaudeville. Wor- 
cester, Springfield and Wilkes-Barre 
are the cities. 

The Poll's at Bridgeport and New 
Haven re-open with vaudeville Mon- 
day. Scranton and Hartford start- 
ed last week. 



LEGIT AGAIN AT SAVOY. 

Atlantic City, Sept. 1. 

It is announced at the Savoy that 
most of the big successes of the Shu- 
berts, Wm. A. Brady and Henry W. 
Savage, will show there during the 
coming season. Robert Mantell is 
booked for next week. 

The lease of the Savoy is held by 
Comstock & Gest, and although a 
Shubert house, the lessor is S. F. Nix- 
on. At the time the lease was given, 
it was said the conditions were that 
only one half of each year could be 
devoted to legitimate attractions, the 
other half to be devoted to vaudeville. 

That program was adhered to for 
the past two years. The lease has five 
years to run. There seems to have 
been an agreement reached between 
Nixon and Comstock & Gest. 



SKELEY NOT OUT. 

Omaha, Sept. 1. 
Walter Hoff Seeley, makes a posi- 
tive denial of the story that he is no 
longer connected with William Mor- 
ris, Western. Inc. 



James Clancy has opened an agency 
in the Gayety Theatre Building. 



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VESTA VICTORIA HAS QUIT. 

Milwaukee, Sept. 1. 

Abandoning contracts for several 
more weeks In America, Vesta Vic- 
toria decided to end her present tour 
with last week's engagement at the 
Majestic and will sail for home as 
soon as she can perfect arrangements. 

Miss Victoria is suffering from a 
general break-down which has not 
alone affected her voice but has un- 
dermined her nervous system. She 
was compelled to cancel her week at 
St. Louis before coming to Milwaukee 
and after her week here she decided, 
upon urgent counsel of her physician, 
lo give up her stage duties until she 
shall be restored to health. 

Miss Victoria arrived in New York, 
Wednesday, immediately calling on 
W. Morris and then proceeding to make 
a visit at the Orpheum Circuit office. 
T.he English singer said travelling 
ever the desert stretches of the Far 
West in hot weather had proven too 
much for her, and that she would sail 
next Wednesday on the Lusitania. 
Miss Victoria looked very well, and 
did not show any ill results from her 
western trip. 

Closing at Milwaukee last Satur- 
day left three towns where she was 
expected unplayed by Victoria. They 
are Cincinnati, St. Louis and India- 
napolis. She was again due in St. 
Louis this week. 



"FOLLIES" LEAVING HOOF. 

Tonight (Saturday) "The Follies of 
1910" closes its summer season in 
New York and on the New York roof. 
Tomorrow the company lakes train 
for Chicago, opening at the Colonial 
Monday. 

With the exception of Arthur Mc- 
Wr.ters and Grace Tyson, the cast will 
remain about as it is at present con- 
stituted. 



MISS SNOWDEN WILL OPEN. 

Buffalo, Sept, 1. 

Klphye Snowdcn and Karl Bcnham 
are billed to play here; next week. They 
will duly open, according to M. Shea, 
manager of the big vaudeville house, 
where the couple are booked. 

Some importance has been given 
this turn through a report that they 
were threatened with a restraining 
order against Miss Snowden under an 
alleged contract for her to appear in 
a legitimate production. 



DRAMATIZING "MAWRICE." 

The Potash & Perlmutter series of 
stories are to be dramatized by the 
author, Montague Glass. Mr. Glass 
is now preparing the stage version. 

He has also agreed to produce a 
new monolog for Julian Rose. 






A WEMHNG engagement. 

Bert Howard, who lately joined 
with John T. Hay in a new act entitled 
"The Gauzy Twins" is engaged to 
marry Hffie Lawrence. Mi:s Lawrence 
played with Howard, as Howard and 
Lawrence in "The Dress Rehearsal" 
last season. The engaged couple in- 
tend to have the ceremony performed 
in Atlantic City during Christmas 
week. 



VARIETY 



INTER STATE CHANGES LIKELY. 

Chicago, Sept. 1. 

The publication in Variety last 
week concerning the proposed shake- 
up in the Inter State Circuit was news 
even to the employees in the Chicago 
booking headquarters. While definite 
details of what transpired at the St. 
Louis meeting of the directors can- 
not be uncovered at this time, it is 
definitely known that on September 
7, the meeting, postponed from last 
Thursday, will be convened either 
here or in St. Louis and at that time 
the Hobletzel faction will be deposed 
from the Inter State management. 

Carl Hobletzel, when seen yester- 
day, declared that the old staff of of- 
ficials had been elected at the St. 
Louis meeting, and added that if any 
changes which affected him should be 
made they would come from his own 
voluntary actions. Information to 
the contrary is at hand. Four mem- 
bers of the board have been in Chi- 
cago this week and it seems certain 
that the Hobletzel scalp will dangle at 
the belt of E. F. Carruthers, who in- 
stigated the movement against him 
unless Hobletzel shall be able to come 
through with cash to the extent of 
eighty per cent, of the majority stock, 
which has been cornered against him. 
His departure from active participa- 
tion in Inter State management will 
date from next Thursday. With him 
will presumably go B. S. Muckenfuss, 
booking manager, and his daughter, 
Rosalie. It is but logical to presume 
that Carruthers will resume the posi- 
tion which he was compelled to va- 
cate when the Hobletzel faction ousted 
him upon their advent to power. 

The Muckenfusses individually 
command bookings, it is said, for fif- 
teen weeks in the south, which they 
provide acts for, in conjunction with 
the Inter State Circuit proper. If 
they should leave their quarters in 
the Western Vaudeville Association 
under the new rule, they will un- 
doubtedly immediately establish them- 
selves with these theatres as a nucleus 
for their agency. 

St. Louis, Sept. 1. 

The expected shakeup at the annual 
meeting of the Inter State Circuit last 
week did not come off, according to a 
prominent stockholder. 

Five directors were increased to 
seven admitting E. A. Bayrd and Geo. 
Clayes to the board. They and E. H. 
Abadle, already a director, had been 
named trustees, June 2, by what was 
said to be a minority faction. The re- 
organization was the result of their 
activity in accumulating both com- 
mon and preferred stock since their 
appointment. 

Whether or not a Houston brewer 
buys up the stock at eighty cents on 
the dollar, this stock holder says there 
will be no change. 



A LIVELY COMEDY. 

Atlantic City, Sept. 1. 

Cohan & Harris presented "The 
Aviator" Monday at the Apollo, Jas. 
Montgomery wrote the play in four 
acts. Edward Abeles is the star. 

"The Aviator" is a lively comedy 
piece with plenty of comedy. A real 
airship (Blerlot monoplane) is seen 
upon the stage. 



AGENCY LAW WORKING. 

The new Agency Law seemed U 
have gotten in its stride this week. 
Licensed agents, especially in "small 
time" bookings, were observing it 
strictly, for the most part. 

Contracts entered into are sent to 
the office of the Commissioner of 
Licenses daily. Upon presentation 
they are looked over, stamped with 
a number, and marked "Approved." 

The agents claim this approval is 
formal, and that the law does not al- 
low any judgment to be passed upon 
the contract itself, or the equitable- 
ness of it by any one other than a 
court of equity. 

Up to the middle of the week the 
Family Department of the United 
Booking Office had had acts engaging 
through it to sign a "waiver," and 
did not send agreements so waived to 
the Commissioner's office. Upon re- 
ceipt of new forms ordered, the con- 
tracts made were forwarded to the 
Commissioner for inspection. 

In the Joe Wood office a young 
woman has been given the sole task 
of entering the names of applicants 
for engagements in a large book, with 
a record of the address, who last play- 
ing for, salary wanted, and amount 
of commission received (the last en- 
tered upon receipt.) 

The Wood agency has another book 
for managers, with a space provided 
for references. Mr. Wood stated that 
each manager booking through him 
is required to deposit a surety com- 
pany bond for at least the gross 
amount of a weekly programme 
ordered. 

The present contract used by the 
Wood office is a brief one, and is 
printed below. Mr. Wood says he has 
ordered new agreements printed 
which will have a note reading "Ex- 
tra shows on Holidays and Sundays 
if required." Up to now, that line 
has been inserted in the body of the 
contract, but the Commissioner de- 
cided against its use there. 

One clause in the contract, and this 
is also contained in the new agree- 
ments issued by the Family Depart- 
ment of the United Booking Offices, 
permits the manager or act to can- 
cel after the first performance with- 
out cause, reason or liability, further 
than a pro rata payment for the one 
show by the manager to the act: 

AGRF:K.M ISN'T Hindi- this day of 1«> 
between address and the Artist, ad- 

dress 

The first named party engages the Artist 
and the latter agrees to present a special- 

ty for commencing 11>— , times dally, at such 
times and places as the manager shall des- 
ignate in writing, In consideration of which 
the manager agrees to pay ($ ) 

Dollars. Transportation to be paid by Ar- 
tist, averaging by 

Five per cent, of salary to be deducted and 
paid to New York Booking Office Agency. 

The Artist agrees to attend rehearsals at 
11 o'clock A. M., to furnish orchestration of 
music. 

The necessary billing, property plots, press 
matter and PHOTOGRAPHS must be sent in 
advance otherwise contract will be canceled 
Either party may cancel this agreement after 
the first performance without any liability 
whatsoever to the other except that If canceled 
by the Manager he agrees to pay pro rata 
for the performance rendered. 

IN WITNESS WHEROP the parties hereto 
have hereunto set their hands and seals the 
day and year first above written. 



STOCK IN JERSEY ORPHEUM 

The new Orpheum on Jersey City 
Heights will first house Edna May 
Spooner and a stock company, upon 
opening about Oct. 1. Charles E. 
Blaney has the theatre, originally 
planned for vaudeville. Before com- 
mencing the stock engagement Miss 
Spooner will play four weeks in the 
New York vaudeville houses. 

Cecil Spooner, another of Mr. 
Blaney's attractions, opens at Syra- 
cuse Monday in a new play, "The Ad- 
ventures of Polly." 

For the first time in many years 
there will be no Blaney melodramas 
on the road this season. About all 
the melodramatic productions in sight 
are the ten companies organized by 
A. H. Woods. 

One of the former Blaney stars, 
"Young Buffalo" sails for London to- 
day (Saturday) and will give his 
melo show in the English provinces, 
under the management of Geo. M. 
Ballinger, now over there. Mr. Ball- 
inger was at one time general man- 
ager for Blaney. In the "Young Buf- 
falo" show, called "The King of the 
Wild West," will be twelve Indians. 



ONE POINT OF VIEW. 

Tuesday three "old timers" were 
standing on Broadway. John Russell, 
Lew Hawkins and Julian Rose were 
the crowd. 

Speaking of vaudeville, Mr. RuPsell 
said: "The managers are asking the 
old acts to give something new, while 
they are accepting the material dis- 
carded by old acts when it is offered 
them by new turns in the business." 

James Russell, the other half of the 
Russell Brothers, has been obliged to 
cancel his engagement with Lew 
Fields, owing to an attack of nervous 
indigestion. The contract has been 
"held over" by the manager, and Mr. 
Russell informed to report when he is 
In health. 

The Tiny Comedienne 
AMY BUTLER. 



STILL CALLED PRINCESS. 

St. Louis, Sept. 1. 
The story that Dan Fishell's Prin- 
cess will be renamed the American 
Music Hall is wrong. It remains the 
Princess, and will be so called after 
opening with vaudeville Sept. 12. 




BRINGING GERMAN EAST 

San Francisco, Sept. 1. 

On his way eastward is reported 
Kolb, formerly of Kolb & Dill. It is 
rumored he has accepted an offer of 
$500. weekly from Klaw & Erlanger, 
and will frame up as a partner to Max 
Rogers, 

In addition to the weekly salary 
there is said to be a percentage agree- 
ment with the managers on any pro- 
duction put out with the couple as 
stars. Ben Harris is the reported fix- 
er. There is a chance of a law suit 
with injunction being brought here 
which may interfere with the plan. 

Dill is organizing a company to 
open at the Princess, Frisco, the lat- 
ter part of the month. 



A LAWYER GONE. 

Chicago, Sept. 1. 

Archie Guerin, a local attorney, will 
make a leap into vaudeville as an im- 
personator at the Majestic soon. Be- 
cause of his social standing, Archie 
vaults the intermediary process of 
working his way up and secures im- 
mediate action on "big time." 



NOT ENOUGH SHOW'S. 

Chicago, Sept. 1. 

The Paducah (Ky.) theatre will ex- 
periment with bookings from the Wil- 
liam Morris Chicago office to fill the 
time left open by K. & E. Bookings 
which average one show a week. Acts 
will be paid for a full week, laying 
off nights when a dramatic show ap- 
pears. 

M. J. Kearney, the manager, asserts 
this step is necessary as neither Klaw 
& Erlanger nor the Shuberts are able 
to supply him with enougk attractions 
to keep his house running. 

The same idea will be in operation 
at the Cairo (111.) theatre, managed 
by Harry Sommers, a K. & E. lieuten- 
ant. 



Miss Butler and her Big Quartette are to be 
seen Keith's, Boston, week Sept. 5. Sole Di- 
rection PAT CASEY-WILLIAM L. LYKENS. 



THEATRE AT SHERIFF'S SALE. 

Pittsburg, Sept. 1. 

At sheriff's sale Sept. 5, the Em- 
pire will be sold to satisfy a mort- 
gage for $60,000. Suit was brought 
through the Duquesne National Bank. 

The Empire Is on Collins avenue. 
Charles E. Blaney is the present own- 
er of the property, valued at $130,000. 
The house was built in 1892. Blaney 
bought it from the McTighe estate, 
which holds the first mortgage, just 
foreclosed. Blaney Is said to have paid 
but little cash at the time, Stair & 
Mavlin taking a second Hen on the 
property. 

But two bidders are in sight. John 
Kenyon of this city is reported as one. 
The other is unknown, but said to be 
a man from out of town. A repre- 
sentative of Mr. Blaney's has stated 
that his principal will not place a bid. 

Mr. Kenyon has a vaudeville house 
on the North Side and considerable 
experience with vaudeville, also, ac- 
cording to report, a deeply set hatred 
against Mr. Davis, who owns the big 
vaudeville theatre in this city, Grand 
Opera House. The rumor is that if 
Kenyon bids the Empire in, he will 
renovate it, and immediately install 
a high grade vaudeville program 
weekly. 



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Vol. XIX. September 3. 



No. 13 



Attendance In the vaudeville houses 
did not hold up well this week. The 
many legitimate openings were cited as 
the usual ccuse at this season. 



Adelaide Gumming has started for a 
tour of thirty weeks over the Orpheum 
Circuit in the Actor's Fund Fair Prize 
playlet \The Old Flute Player." 



The Constantino Sisters did not 

relish the billing given them for this 
week at the American, New York, and 
withdrew upon short notice from the 
bill. 



Donald Bowles, general stage di- 
rector for the Baker Stock Company 
at Portland, Ore., is in New York 
signing artists to complete the organi- 
zation. 



Margaret Mayo, author of the early 
season's hit, "Baby Mine," has signed 
to deliver to the Author's Producing 
Company a new piece to be produced 
this season. 



Fred McClelland, manager of 
"Luna" Park, Coney Island, sails for 
Europe Sept. 15. He is interested 
in several foreign ventures of the same 
sort abroad. 

"Kitty Gordon in 'Alma, Where Do 
You Live' with Charles Bigelow," is 
the wording of the electric sign over 
Weber's on Broadway, where the show 
Is to appear. 



Helen Royton, formerly prima donna 
of a number of Broadway musical 
comedies, is to try vaudeville for a 
while in a comedy sketch entitled 
"Alias Irish Tessie." 



D. S. Cohen, property man with the 
Edward Armstrong Co., and Ruth Al- 
brecht, a chorus girl with the same 
company, were married on the stage 
of the Lyric, Portland, Ore., last week. 



Frank Morello was programmed as a 
tenor In the cast for the Clara Cook 
Sonora act at Henderson's last week. 
Frank Morrell, the well-known tenor, 
is at present on the Orpheum Circuit. 



Charles A. Murray, formerly of 
Murray and Mack, and Bae Hamilton, 
are appearing in a comedy sketch, 
"Jerry, the Janitor," playing United 
houses, booked by Albee, Weber & 
Evans. 

Orpheum, Dover, N. H., Mystic, Mys- 
tic, Conn., Scenic Temple, East Bos- 
ton, and Scenic Temple, Chelsea, Mass., 
open the season Sept. 5. The houses 
will receive acts from the Morris Bos- 
ton Office. 

Grover and Richards have been 
booked for twenty-six weeks on the 
Orpheum Circuit, opening at the Co- 
lumbia, Cincinnati, Sept. 4. They will 
appear on the eastern time, after the 
coast trip. 

Mildred Gilbert, a sixteen-year-old 
girl, has been brought over from Eng- 
land to Join Harry Fisher's new cy- 
cling act. Mildred is tooted in the 
wonder class as a single performer 
on the bike. 



Ed. Blondell at the American this 

week, appearing in "The Lost Boy," 

just before Julian Rose, on the pro- 
gram, consented to waive his "wed- 
ding talk" in favor of Mr. Rose's 
"Levlnsky at the Wedding." 



Elizabeth Murray, who was obliged 
to leave the stage owing to an acci- 
dent, in which she broke her knee- 
cap, recovered in time to reappear In 
"Madame Sherry," when it opened at 
the Amsterdam Tuesday night. 



Homer B. Mason and Marguerite 

Keeler will try out a new sketch at 

the Brighton theatre next week. There 
are six people in the cast besides the 
principals. The piece, called "In and 
Out," is by Porter Emerson Browne. 

Williams and Walker's Chocolate 
Drops, this week on the first bill of 
the Orpheum, Boston, booked by the 
Loew Agency, will be an extra feature 
with "Sam T. Jack's Show" at the 
Bronx burlesque theatre next week. 



Anthony Rayno and Co. will "try 
out" at Proctor's, Perth Amboy, the 
latter end of next week in a new sketch 



Billy Gould and Valeska Suratt have 
been placed by Jack Levy for three 
weeks in the Williams houses. The 
act opens at the Alhambra, Sept. 5, 
playing the two following weeks at the 
Colonial and Orpheum respectively. 



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called "Jimmy's Dream Lasy." The 
act is under the management of the 
Dan Casey Co. 



Leo Carrillo made a world's record 
swim last week, making four and a 
half miles in 1:2:29. This is the 
record for the distance, but as there 
were no official timers, the record will 
not be allowed. 



Jack Levy gave a beggar three pen- 
nies in front of Hammerstein's Tues- 
day night. The mendicant walked on 
a few feet, took a side glance at the 
coins in his hand, and walking back to 
where Mr. Levy stood, returned them. 



James B. Gentry has been placed 
in a Long Island sanitarium for his 
health. George M. Cohan, who has 
interested himself in Mr. Gentry for 
a number of years, arranged for his 
rest in the sanitarium. 



Jennie Wagner has placed Lotta 

Gladstone for the leading comedy role 

of "The Man Prom Coney Island," 
in which Victor Moore is to star under 
the direction of George Lederer, after 
his present vaudeville tour is ended. 



The New Orpheum at Los Angeles 
is expected to be completed by Jan. 
1. Clarence Drown, present man- 
ager of the Orpheum in that city, will 
open the new house. It will have a 
capacity of about 2,500. 



J. Francis Dooley and Corlnne Sales 

have been engaged for the new Marie 
Cahill production, not yet named. Mr. 
Dooley will be principal comedian, ac- 
cording to announcement made by 
Daniel V. Arthur, manager of the 
Bhow. 



Harry Braham, the actor-vocalist, 
has returned to New York after an 
absence of six years, during which he 
toured the world. Mr. Braham will 
shortly appear in the Metropolis, In 
a new act devised by him. 



Charles Nevln and Ada Gordon have 
been placed for six weeks In the west 
over the Morris Circuit. Genaro and 
Bailey have received contracts also for 
six weeks from the Morris office to 
start Sept. 12, at Winnipeg. 



John McCIosky, known to vaude- 
ville as a tenor, has b^en pngaged 
for the Joe Weber coming production 
of "Alma. Where Do You Live?" in 
which Kitty Gordon will star and 
Charlps Bigolow will be the leading 
comedian. 

Alhurtim and Millar, who reached 
San Francisco from Australia July 27, 
to open nn Orpheum Circuit engage- 
ment. Aug. 14. at Spokane, were 
obliged to cancel the time, owing to 
illness*. They are at home In Mon- 
rovia, Cal. 



Harry Lambert, manager of "Seven 
Days," was married Aug. 1, at New 
Ivondon, Conn., to Eda Bothner. Mrs. 
Lambert is a daughter of Gus Both- 
ner, booking manager for Charles 
Frohman. Miss Bothner will remain 
on the stage. 



Rock and Fulton open on the Or- 
pheum Circuit, Sept. 11, at Spokane. 
George Beban in bis sketch starts the 
circuit Sept. 6, at Deo Moines. Wil- 
liam Farnum opens Sept. 12 at Cin- 
cinnati, and Tortajada takes up the 
tour Sept. 11 at the Orpheum, Omaha. 

John B. Hymer opens In his new 
act, "Tom Walker on Mars," Septem- 
ber 19, and will play three or four 
weeks in New England. Mr. Hymer 
will return to "The Devil and Tom 
Walker" in February to fulfill con- 
tracts already made for twenty weeks 
in the east. 

The Charles Ahearn Co. are not on 

the bill at Keith's Philadelphia, this 
week, owing to the illness of Mr. 
Ahearn. The comedy cyclist was 
stricken with appendicitis last Thurs- 
day, and an operation was necessary. 
Mr. Ahearn will be able to again play 
in a few weeks' time. 



George Fuller Golden is at his home, 
2006 So. Grant avenue, Los Angeles, 
in much better health than for some 
time past, said his brother, Mart Fuller 
this week. Mr. Golden lately returned 
to Los Angeles from the mountains, 
nearby. A benefit by his friends is 
being arranged for in New York for 
the founder of the White Rats. 

Dave Genaro grew disgusted with 
vaudeville the other day. Awaiting 
his turn in a barber shop, M>. Genaro 
saw Joe Welch stride in. Removing 
bis coat, and donning an apron, Dave 
remarked "I might Just as well get 
back on my old Job" and shaved Mr. 
Welch, who tipped him a nickel, but 
would not accept a regular payment 
check for the clean up. 

Aaron Krssler, Mabel Carew, Oscar 
P. Rhodes and Sadie Weston had what 
might have been a serious accident 
when returning from Red Bank, 
whither the party had gone to see the 
opening of "The Newlyweds." A couple 
of miles out of Red Bank the machine 
for no reason at all turned turtle and 
the occupants were thrown into the 
road. Mr. Rhodes was the only mem- 
ber to suffer a real injury, two ribs 
and an arm being broken. 



"The Open Door" announced this 
week that Jake Wells had been drop- 
pod from the list of the National The- 
atre Owners' Association. The press 
notice said that Mr. Well-. Instead 
of booking with the "Owners" direct, 
had elected to engage shows through 
nn agency not in accordance with the 
ideas of the Association. So officially 
therefore it may be concluded that the 
"Open Door 1 ' isn't any wider than the 
usual one. Sometime ago Mr. Wells 
jumped from one side to the «.ther, and 
then bark again. He is now with 
Klaw Sz Krlanger. 



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W. V. M. A. SIGNS ACTOR'S UNION 
AGREEMENT. 

Chicago, Sept. 1. 

Tuesday afternoon Ctaas. E. Bray, 
manager of the W. V. M. A., signed 
an agreement with John Nemo, presi- 
dent of the Actors' Union, and other 
representatives of organized labor rel- 
ative to booking acts through the "As- 
sociation," as applied to theatres in 
Chicago, on the "permit" basis which 
has been a subject of much discus- 
sion all summer. In reaching an 
agreement with the organized labor 
delegates, Mr. Bray maintained a con- 
tention that he could not, on behalf of 
the "Association," guarantee to book 
exclusively acts which have member- 
ship in the Actors' Union or which 
hold permits to work in Windytown, 
The agreement which now is in effect 
between the "association" and the 
union embraces all the points which 
have been acceded to by Frank Doyle, 
Earl J. Cox and a third, and smaller 
agency; but in the matter of "per- 
mits" the Bray document differs from 
the others. 

On this point the "Association" is 
pledged to have its booking repre- 
sentatives or office men ask an act 
if it is in possession of a permit in 
every case where application is made 
for Chicago time. If the act does not 
hold such a permit it Is mutually 
agreed that the fact shall have no 
bearing upon whether or not the "As- 
sociation" shall issue contracts. In 
other words Mr. Bray pledges the 
"moral support" of the "Association" 
insofar as it shall deal with actors; 
further than that the union must go 
direct to the individual managers and 
peek their co-operation with a view 
to "closed shop." 

It is understood that James C. Mat- 
thews, local booking representative 
for William Morris, Inc., was ap- 
proached the same afternoon and was 
on his own part willing to sign up 
along the same lines; but he officially 
"passed the buck" to the New York 
headquarters. 

Just why any agent, under tin; cir- 
cumstances, could not sign the same 
agreement, if the union would let him, 
cannot, off hand, be understood; tor 
the agents act only on behalf of their 
managers and in any event the lease 
owner would seem to be the one to 
finally decide the question. 

The Bray agreement is in the form 
of a letter from him to John Nemo. 
The paragraphs referring to permits 
reads as follows: "I agree for the 
Association that its employees shall 
ask every act that we may book (in 
Chicago) whether they have a permit 
from Local No. 4, Actor's Union, stat- 
ing to them plainly that the Union 
will not refuse them a permit if they 
make request. This inquiry will fur- 
ther be made by mail whenever acts 
are booked by that method, and 1 
further agree for the Association to 
offer its services in securing this per- 
mit." 

"It must be understood however, 
that there is nothing in this agree- 
ment which prohibits this Association 
from booking any act, providing such 
act refuses to apply for or accept a 
permit from Local No. 4, Actor's 
Union." There is a thirty days an- 
nulment clause in the compact, ap- 
plying to either party. 



SHEEDY BY PROXY. 

Arthur B loo dell and Carl Ander- 
son, who have been associated with 
James E. Plunkett in the Putnam 
Building, leave his employ to-day. The 
former will become a member of the 
staff of the United 's Family Dept., on 
Monday. The latter it is believed will 
take charge of the M. R. Sheedy office 
in the Knickerbocker Theatre Build- 
ing and will book acts for the Sheedy 
houses under his name. This will 
cover the license trouble for Sheedy. 



MOZART RUNNING A COUPLE. 

Elmira, N. Y., Sept. 1. 

The Mozart Circuit is now operat- 
ing two vaudeville houses, one here, 
and the Family at Hagerstown, Md. 
Joe Wood of New York, is booking 
for both. Mozart is receiving five 
acts weekly from Wood for this city; 
three for Hagerstown. 

There is another Mozart theatre at 
Lancaster, Pa., but no decision seems 
to have been reached as to what sljall 
be the policy over the winter. 



SMALL TIME MANAGERS MEET- 
ING. 

Utica, N. Y., Sept. 1. 

The Empire State Vaudeville Man- 
agers' Association, embracing fifty- 
one managers of "small time" houses 
in New York State, will meet here 
Sunday. It Is the Association's first 
regular meeting of the year. 

The gathering is for the purpose 
of laying out plans for the season. 
Joe Wood, the official booker in New 
York for the members, is expected to 
attend. 



SUN BOOKINGS. 

Springfield, Sept. 1. 

Some of the acts routed for the sea- 
son over the Gus Sun time are: 
Rolfe's "Ten Dark Knights, "A Night 
With the Poets," "The Aviator Girls," 
"The Postmistress of Pebble Creek." 
Gillet's Dogs and Monkeys," "Peter 
the Great," La Duke's Studies in Ar- 
tistic Creations, Arthur Huston and 
Zinka Panka. "Happy Days in Geor- 
gia," Bristol's Ponies. 

The new Priscilla will play vaude- 
ville booked by Gus Sun. 



TEMPORARY "VOOD." 

Youngstown, O., Sept. 1. 

Samuel F. Nixon, prominent in the 
company which controls the Park the- 
atre, Youngstown's leading combina- 
tion house, announces that vaudeville 
will be played in the theatre begin- 
ning Labor Day, Sept. 5. 

The action is taken pending the ad- 
justment of certain unsettled condi- 
tions relative to the regular policy. 



MEETING TO REORGANIZE. 

Cincinnati, Sept. 1. 

A meeting has been called to take 
place today for B. F. Keith, E. F. Al- 
bee, Joseph Rhinock, George B. Cox, 
and associates when the Anderson- 
Ziegler Co.. will be reorganized and 
directors and officers chosen. 

The announcement was made that 
Charles G. Stevens of New York had 
been selected as manager of * the 
Grand Opera House, Indianapolis, 
succeeding Shafer Ziegler. 



"FAMILY DEP'T." INCREASE8. 

The list of "small time" houses in 
the Family Department of the Unit- 
ed Booking Offices has been increased 
iapidly of late. It was reported Tues- 
day that the Family Department had 
taken in fifty new theatres within the 
past week. Investigation disproved 
this, although it was learned that 
since August 1, twenty-nine houses 
have been added to the books. An 
official of the Department said that 
since that date, over sixty applica- 
tions by managers for bookings had 
been declined. 

Among the theatres recently taken 
in for booking purposes are the six 
KlauBs houses in Pennsylvania. 

Three men are travelling in the in- 
terests of the Family end of the Unit- 
ed, seeking business all over the East 
and as far West as Pittsburg. 



FILLING BILLS LATE. 

Although the regular theatrical 
season opens Sept. 5, many of the 
vaudeville managers in the United 
Booking offices, had not completed 
their first program up to Wednesday 
of this week. 

Nearly all were lamenting over the 
dearth of feature acts, and emitting 
moans at the prices of those avail- 
able. Several mentioned the Or- 
pheum Circuit as serene in its posses- 
sion of topliners, and for a full route. 
There have been few contracts issued 
in the United offices beyond ten weeks 
for the present season. 



THE ACADEMY SWITCHES 
AGENTS. 

The Academy of Music is no longer 
receiving its Sunday vaudeville shows 
from the United Booking Offices. 
When that agency "pulled out" last 
Sunday's program (through Percy G. 
Williams), the Academy had for most 
of the show, "Morris acts." 

The coming Sunday William Josh 
Daly will make up the bill. It is re- 
ported that the Morris office still takes 
the stand that it will not agree that 
its acts shall appear at the Academy 
unless William Fox, manager, places 
the bookings for all his houses with 
Morris. This was the position first 
taken by Morris on the matter. 

The Fox reign of stock commenced 
in the big house Monday. Corse Pay- 
ton left the Saturday before, after 
having netted something like $20,000 
on his summer season there. 



2D "CORNER" PICTURE PLACE. 

The second picture place near "The 
Corner" opened Wednesday. It is a 
one-story building on the north side 
of Forty-second street, near Broad- 
way. The Eckert Amusement Com- 
pany opened the house. The Com- 
pany has another on Eighth avenue. 

An electric sign says "Pictures and 
Vaudeville." No arrangement had 
been made at the opening for acts, 
and only moving pictures were 
shown. 

The other "Broadway and 4 2d" pic- 
ture house Is still doing business, near 
Forty-first street. Neither of the 
places has a capacity of any moment. 



LOEW-I8MAN DEAL. 

The passing of the Orpheum, Bos- 
ton, by Felix Ism an to the Loew Cir- 
cuit late last week, was immediately 
followed by the Isman office handing 
over the remainder of the "pop" the- 
atres, formerly booked by It to the 
Loew Agency. 

With the exception of the Circle, 
New York, which it Is stated, will be 
taken over by the Shuberts Sept. 15 
for their legitimate productions, the 
former Isman houses, booked by Wil- 
liam J. Gane, are now on the Loew 
Circuit books. The latter agency 
commenced placing the bills for these 
houses from last Monday. Mr. Gane 
has taken a desk in the Loew suite. 
George S. O'Brien, who lately left the 
Morris office for the Isman circuit's 
agency, has also gone over to the Loew 
office. 

It Is said that excepting the Or- 
pheum, Boston, the Loew Circuit acts 
as the booking agency only for the 
Isman theatres. The Orpheum has 
been taken outright by Marcus I*oew. 

No statement can be secured as to 
what is hidden by the deal. It Is 
suspected by the vaudeville people that 
Mr. Isman does not care to further 
carry vaudeville ventures, owing to 
the recent suit brought against him 
by the United Booking Offices for 
$250,000 damages. The suit is based 
upon an alleged violation of the 
agreement signed by Isman when 
Klaw & Erlanger settled their "Ad- 
vanced Vaudeville" proposition. 

"The Passing of the Third Floor 
Back," with Forbes Robertson, will 
be the opening Shubert attraction at 
the Circle, according to report. Hollis 
E. Cooley, Isman's general manager, 
will take the post of manager of the 
house, and look after the Isman in- 
terests there. 

Boston, Sept. 1. 

The Moving Picture Company of 
Massachusetts has been organized 
with William J. Gane as president. 
Mr. Gane is in the city looking after 
the Orpheum, taken over from Wil- 
liam Morris by Felix Isman, who in 
turn placed the house with the Loew 
Circuit office in New York to be 
booked, according to the understand- 
ing here. It is reported that Marcus 
Loew holds a twenty-five per cent, 
share in the house. Morris is said to 
have retained an equal percentage, 
while Isman holds forty-five per cent., 
with the other five in the name of a 
"dummy." 

Mr. Gane will go to New York once 
or twice a week, making his head- 
quarters when in that city in the 
Loew office. 

The Orpheum started off very big 
Monday with James J. Morton head- 
lining. Prices are 10-15-25. Six 
shows dally, with a shift of the ten- 
act program. Each turn does three 
shows. 



Floyd Mack is deputizing for Lad- 
die Clfff at the Fifth Ave. this week 



"Alfred the First/' the "monk," 
has been booked solid on the smaller 
time until next April. Barney Myers 
is managing the act. 



MACK FOR FOUR WEEKS. 

Chicago, Sept. 1. 
Andrew Mack as a "single," with a 
pianist, will be the feature at the 
Majestic some week this month. He 
has been booked in vaudeville for 
four weeks only, by Jack Levy, of New 
York, 



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VAUDEVILLE CONSOLIDATION. 

(Continued from Page 3.) 
With "Big Tim" Sullivan as a part 

owner of the Morris Circuit, and also 
half owner of the Sullivan-Considine 
Circuit, S-C are expected to be drawn 
into a general amalgamation. From 
the Felix Isman side, the Loew Circuit 
is looked for, and with the United 
"in" (exclusive of the Western Vaude- 
ville Association houses in the mid- 
dle west) other "small time" of any 
importance will be with the crowd. 

Alexander Pantages is said to be 
now on his way to New York to pre- 
vent himself and his circuit from be- 
ing overlooked. 

Amalgamation depends upon the ac- 
quisition of the Morris Circuit as an 
ally. It is calculated by the man- 
agers that whatever that may cost 
will be returned within a compara- 
tively short time through a severe but 
judicious "cut" in salaries of actors. 

It will also mean the abolishment 
of the "blacklist," the elimination of 
"opposition" and is eagerly looked for- 
ward to by managers as a great money 
making move. 

For Beck it will mean position, for 
Albee, peace. Morris will continue 
as he is, the manager of his own 
houses in the east, which may be satis- 
factory to him (if Chicago remains). 

Though a combination is effected, it 
is doubtful if it will be officially an- 
nounced, though means will probably 
be taken to disseminate it as "au- 
thentic news." 



TORONTO EXPOSITION OPEN. 

Toronto, Sept. 1. 
The Great Canadian National Ex- 
hibition was opened Aug. 30. A big 
crowd was present. There are acres 
of fine exhibits from all parts of the 
world. Vaudeville is given from 
stages. 



ZENA KKIKK. 

Zena Keife whose picture appears 
on this week's front page opens her 
season Monday next, at the Audito- 
rium, Lynn, Mass. Little Zena has 
been playing the Western Vaudeville 
time for the past two seasons and re- 
ceived favorabh press notices from 
each city. 

Miss Keife is now over the Gerry 
Society age limit and will be seen in 
the eastern theatres this season, in- 
cluding the New York houses. Little 
Miss Keife will be remembered as the 
original "Cheyenne Girl." M. C. Bent- 
ham is representing the act. 



TWO COUPLES JOINED. 

Chicago, Sept. 1. 

Two theatrical marriages were made 
known in Chicago last week. Dave 
Lerner and Lauretta Coons, both 
members of the "Americans," were 
married by Judge Stacey in City Hall, 
Thursday evening. 

Marie Jordan, a member of "The 
Wife Tamer's" Co., was married to 
Dwlght Peeble, business manager of 
"My Wife's Family," a road combina- 
tion, in Indianapolis the previous Sat- 
urday. 



ASKING LONDON GUARANTEE. 

"Burlesque in London" is a possi- 
bility, if an English manager may be 
found who is willing to furnish a 
guarantee covering the expenses of 
the exportation of an American dele- 
gation to furnish the entertainment 
abroad. 

Harvey Winsor, acting for Ed. F. 
Rush, the Eastern Wheel manager, 
has been negotiating with the Eng- 
lish managers through a couple of 
London agencies. Will Collins, a 
well known London agent, has been 
approached upon the subject. In a 
letter received by Mr. Rush, Mr. Win- 
sor said Mr. Collins thought the ven- 
ture had a fair chance in the English 
provinces. 

The only entertainment in England 
near to the American burlesque idea 
is the pantomimes around Christmas 
time. With the present favor ac- 
corded Hebrew comedians abroad, 
Mr. Rush says he would have no dif- 
ficulty in providing an all around bur- 
lesque company that would meet the 
British requirements for fun and girls. 
Most of the latter, especially the prin- 
cipals, would be taken from this side, 
with nearly all the men. A few 
"ponies" might be engaged on the 
ether side. 

Now that the burlesque season has 
started on this side, and Mr. Rush's 
shows are under way, he Is anxious 
to make the experiment, provided the 
guarantee is forthcoming. 



INDIANAPOLIS OPENS WELL. 

Indianapolis, Sept. 1. 
Two of the Gordon & North Shows 

played here last week, splitting the 
six days at the Western Burlesque 
Wheel house. The shows were "The 
Merry Whirl" (which opened the the- 
atre) and "The World of Pleasure," 
one of the firm's new productions for 
the western circuit. 

Here as elsewhere a natural curi- 
osity was evidenced in the companies 
of the seceders from the Eastern 
Wheel. Much favorable comment fol- 
lowed each performance of the two or- 
ganizations. 

When the report came out that the 
shows did a joint business on the week 
of $3,400. much surprise was ex- 
pressed at the bigness of the amount. 
Indianapolis has never been consid- 
ered a good town for burlesque. 



GERARD GOES HOME. 

St. Louis, Sept. 1. 
Barney Gerard, manager of "The 
Follies of the Day" at the Standard 
last week and who was taken to the 
Jewish Hospital suffering from a gen- 
eral breakdown, was placed on a train 
and is now at his home in New York. 



MASON INCORPORATES. 

The Mason Theatrical Co. is an in- 
corporation. Jack Mason is the prin- 
cipal share holder. Associated with 
him is Charles M. Pope. 

The Company is operating the 
"Rentz-Santley" show on the Eastorn 
Burlesque Wheel. 



MAY RETURN TO BIJOU. 

Philadelphia, Sept. 1. 

Representatives of the Empire Cir- 
cuit were reported to be busily en- 
gaged in seeking another theatre in 
this city to operate with the Trocadero. 
Several houses were mentioned as se- 
cured. 

Is. Kaufman of the Miller & Kauf- 
man firm denied the report that either 
the Girard or Forepaugh's would be 
turned over to the burlesque people. 
The Park was also mentioned, but 
there was nothing in that report. 

The most likely rumor is that the 
Bijou will again be used for burlesque. 
The house has been much improved 
at an expense of about $20,000 and 
opened with pictures Monday, with a 
Keith representative in charge. If the 
venture does not prove successful per- 
haps the offer of the Empire Circuit 
will be accepted. 



MUSEUM TAKES ON BURLESQUE. 

Philadelphia, Sept. 1. 
Stock burlesque and vaudeville will 
be given at the Ninth and Arch Streets 
Museum again this season under the 

direction of Norman Jeffries. The lat- 
ter offered $10 reward for the best ti- 
tle for the company. One of the an- 
swers was "Perfect Ladies Burl- 
esquers." Jeff is still trying to de- 
cide. 

Fred Vice, Joe Wilton, Morris 
Abrams, Irene McCord and Emily Vi- 
ola will be the principals and there 
will be a chorus of ten. Jeffries was 
rehearsing the company on Monday 
when one of the girls sang "Oh You 
Kid." It sounded so good to the man- 
ager that he did a Rice and Prevost 
over the footlights. He is going to be 
there on the opening show. 



RIG LAND SHOW. 

Pittsburg, Sept. 1. 

Sydney Wire is on the ground as di- 
rector of publicity for the Land Show 
to be held here Oct. 17-20, under the 
auspices of the Gazette Times. It 
promises to be the biggest thing of 
its kind ever held in this section. 

Wire is going after the publicity 
end with a knowledge of what is need- 
ed. He has engaged Isaac Heiser as 
foreman of the billers and the coun- 
try around is being plastered with 
more paper than two circuses could 
put up. 

The Land Show is practically as- 
sured of success at present from the 
industrious work spread by Mr. Wire, 
who was called here from Columbus, 
O., to take charge of the press and bill- 
ing department. 



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QUICK-CHANOB ARTIST. 
(Absolutely no speed limit) 



•'HOLD OUT" DIDN'T WORK. 

Barney Myer w has two "Balloon 
Girls" on the European continent at 
present. One is at Hamburg, the other 
at Vienna. Sept. 12 another opens in 
London. 

The Russian opening of the same 
act is being held up through Barney 
not having received the balance of the 
money for the rights. The apparatus 
was shipped, and when the Russian 
people thought they had every thing, 
they wanted to renege. The American 
Consul in Russia has the machinery 
tied up. 



STANDARD MAKES FOURTH. 

The fate of the Standard theatre, 
South street, for the coming season 
has been settled. Arrangements were 
made this week to lease the house to 
F. G. Nixon-Nirdlinger of this city, 
who will offer vaudeville and pictures, 
three shows dally. 

This will give Mr. Nixon-Nirdlinger 
four houses in this city this season, 
the new Nixon, West Philadelphia 
(ready about November) Park and 
People's, now running. 



Josephine Davis (Levy) and her 
husband, Dr. I. H. Levy, are suing for 

divorce. 

BILLS NEXT WEEK. 

NEW YORK. 



FIFTH AVENUE. 
"Little Stranger" 
Musical Cuttys 
Hcdlnl and Arthur 
Gene Green 
Mungean Troupe 
Cbasslno 
ORPHEUM. 
RoHe Coghlan and Co 
Bernard and Harri- 
son 
James and Sadie 

Leonard 
Stuart Barnes 
Frey Twins 
Fiddler and Shelton 
York's Dogs 
BRIGHTON THEA- 
TRE. 

Frank Fogerty 
Mason, Keeler and 

Co. 
Kappler and Maple 
Kauffman Bros. 
Cam llle Trio 
Ruby Raymond and 

Co. 

(One to All) 
GREENPOINT 

PhotoShop" 
Jane Courthope and 

Co. 
Charles and Fanny 

Van 
Ward, Klare and 

Ward 
Bell and Caron 
Farrell-Taylor Trio 
Irene Dillon 
Andy Rice 
COLONIAL 
Carrie De Mar 
Mile. La Gal and Co. 
Elton Polo Troupe 
Harry B. Lester 
Herbert's Dogs 
Avery and Hart 
(Others to nil) 



BRONX 

Billy B. Van and 
Beaumont Sisters 

Macart and Brad- 
ford 

Jack Wilson Trio 

Porter J. White and 
Co. 

Maggie Cllne 

Cunningham and 
Marlon 

Christy and WUUs 

Konerz Bros. 

Arthur Whltelaw 
ALHAMBRA 

Gould and Suratt 

Charles Leonard 
Fletcher 

Chadwlck Trior 

Dan Burke and Girls 

Ed. Morton 

Babby Pandur and 
Bro. 

(Others to fill) 
AMERICAN 

"Russian Dancers" 

Julian Rose 

Byron and Langdon 

"The Unknown" 

"Balloon Girl" 

Buckner's Sensation 

Vlollnsky 

The Stagpooles 

Sisters De Faye 

(Two to fill) 
HAMMERSTEIN'S 

Dr. Perin 

Bonlta 

Frank Tinney 

Avon Comedy Four 

Three Keatons 

Dooley and Bales 

DeRenzo and La Due 

Carberry Brothers 

Harry Hirsch 



CHICAGO. 



AMERICAN 
Amelia Bingham 
Cliff Gordon 
Hedini's Horses 
Reros 
Walter Pcrclval and 

Co. 
Burt Earl 

Morris and Kramer 
Henderson and 

Thomas 
(Two to nil) 



MAJESTIC. 
Edwin Arden and Co. 
Griffith 
Lily Lena 
Jewell's Manikins 
Zartho's Dogs 
Ernest Scharff 
Ward, Klare and Co. 
Warren and Blanch- 

ard 
Archie Guerln 



OKISKA WOKDKN 

With her 
"GIRLS AND BOYS" 




Doing "a hide-.iwny" this week, whipping 
her new act in shape Big production, 10 
people. Sole Direction PAT CA3EY-WM. L. 
LYKENS. 



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VARIETY 



There is a report about that secret 
negotiations are on between Oswald 
Stoll and the United Booking Offices 
of America. It is possible that B. F. 
Keith and Mr. Stoll are trying to reach 
an agreement. There is a Keith repre- 
sentative on this side who has been 
in close conference with Mr. Stoll. The 
representative has not been seen in 
London, and has kept shy of the big 
city. It may be (and this is the most 
likely theory) that whoever the mys- 
terious one is, he is over here in re- 
gard to the Princesses theatre, the 
house which B. F. Keith has had here 
for years and which has never been 
opened under his management. Stoll 
it is almost certain has taken over the 
house and will run variety in it in the 
near future. This is probably what 
the representative is here looking 
after. As has been often said before 
an alliance between an English and 
American concern is of no* use to 
either one, and any rumor that they 
are tying up is not to be treated seri- 
ously. 



Fred Karao's Company consisting 
of fifteen people have been booked to 
sail for America, Sept. 15. The Karno 
acts will play for the United Booking 
Offices this season. Last year they 
played the William Morris houses. 



Fred Terry and Julia Neilson and 
Co., have taken passage for New York. 
The company will consist of forty 
people. The entire outfit will sail 
Oct 8. Neilson and Terry will take 
over two plays. "Henry of Navarre" 
and "The Scarlet Pimpernal." 



The gallery of the Booth London 

will be closed from Aug. 22 until fur- 
ther notice. The entire upper portion 
of the house will be renovated and 
enlarged. 



Paul Murray is one enterprising lit- 
tle fellow. One day last week Paul 
saw a notice in one of the dailies 
that Will Crooks, former member of 
Parliment for the Labor Party, was 
complaining he was not earning 
enough to keep things going, and in- 
tended going on a lecture tour under 
his own auspices. Crooks was very 
popular while in Parliment. Murray 
figured he would be a drawing 
card and so he has made the former 
M. P. an offer for the halls, to do a 
fifteen minute monolog along humor- 
ous lines but still giving him a chance 
to expound his views on topics of 
the day. 



Callahan and St. George have been 
booked by Pat Casey over the Orphe- 
um Circuit, opening at Memphis, Sept. 
6. The couple sailed from England 
August 23. 



"Kinemacolor," the naturally col- 
ored pictures which have been shown 
at the Palace for the past season and 
a strong card to keep the audience 
seated to the end of the show, have 
been withdrawn but only temporarily. 
The Urban-Smith people are experi- 
menting with an Improvement on the 
old pictures. The idea will be shown 
at the same house shortly. 



LONDON 


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411 STRAND. 


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be promptly forwarded. 


If addressed care VARIETY as above* will 



A SELF-MADE MANAGER 
TO HIS BOOKING AGENT 



boys are even doing better at the out- 
side hall, than they did at the Tivoll, 
which is saying something. 



Charles Urban, of the Urban-Smith 
Co., sails for America Aug. 28. 



Graham White, the English aviator, 
has been booked to appear in Amer- 
ica. Just where is not known, but 
this was the big thing that everyone 
heard so much about last week, when 
it was reported that something very 
big had been put over for the halls. 
The aviator sailed Tuesday. He will 
do no music hall work. 



W. C. Fields has been breaking a 
few records in the Provinces. 
"Whitey" has not been in London on 
his present trip over, but the Broad- 
head people have stated that he is the 
best attraction they have had for some 
time. 



Tambo and Tambo have returned 
from America and last week played 
at the Empire, Holburn. The Tambos 
are booked for a year on this side 
without a break. 



The latest "act" was put on by Cis- 
sie Lawson at the Empire Camberwell. 
Last week "No. 8" on the program 
was "Iron Curtain." This may not 
be funny to Americans until they 
know that once during every perform- 
ance on this side the fire proof curtain 
has to be lowered. 



William Scott Adacker, represent- 
ing the Ashton Royal Agency, will sail 
for America on the Mauretania, Sept. 
10. "BUI" will remain in the States 
some eight or ten weeks, digging up 
material for this side. He will make 
his headquarters with Harry N. Fei- 
ber (Feiber & Shea) in New York. 



W. Buchanan Taylor has been in 
London for the past fortnight, seeing 
some Tegular shows. "Bucky" is 
"Bayard" of the Sunday Chronicle, 
and some critic. There is no one here 
who can commence to touch Mr. Tay- 
lor in the dissection of stage subject 
matter. He also knows what's what 
in the news line of the music halls, 
among the other theatricals. Although 
published in Manchester, the Sunday 
Chronicle is known as a London paper, 
and is about the most widely read of 
any in Great Britain. It is a big 
power, and Buck is a big man on it, 
also personally. "Bayard's" depart- 
ment makes the English theatrical 
trade papers look foolish every week. 



The Two Bobs played the Canter- 
bury last week with the Tivoli. The 



Harry Richard cannot be blamed if 
he doesn't give his patrons good shows 
for the next two or three seasons to 
come, for the Australian magnate has 
made offers to almost every act of any 
account that has shown in London for 
the past two months. The offers are 



not to be smiled at either, for Mr. 
Rickard has a good idea of an act's 
worth and the bids made have been 
uniformly fair. The long water trip 
and the fact that so many English 
acts are booked far ahead stands 
in the way of many contracts. There 
are a number of American acts that 
will visit Australia through having 
been seen here by Mr. Rickard. 



Speculation as to how Sarah Bern- 
hardt will do at the Coliseum when 
she opens there Sept. 17, is rife. When 
the great French actress was first 
booked, there seemed to be no doubt 
but that she would do terrific busi- 
ness for the house, regardless of what 
her specialty might consist of. Now, 
however, there are some who do not 
think that Bernhardt will do the busi- 
ness that her name at first seemed to 
assure. This is speculation, though. 
There is little doubt that Bernhardt 
will do capacity business for the Col- 
iseum, not a new thing for that house. 
There have been many, straight vaude- 
ville acts that have done it, which 
rather strengthens the argument that 
is was an unwise move to book Bern- 
hardt at the Coliseum, a house not re- 
quiring a freak draw. It has also 
been said she should have been placed 
at the Hippodrome, sadly in need of 
an attraction. The first proposition 
made to Bernhardt was for the Hip- 
podrome, but she refused to consider 
it. The advance sale at the Coliseum 
is said to be large. 



Oswald Stoll and Walter Gibbons 
will evidently be at it hammer and 
tongs by the first of the year. From a 
report said to have emanated directly 
from Gibbons it is assured he is 
not going to sit by and watch Mr. 
Stoll poach upon his preserves, with- 
out a come-back. If rumor speaks 
truly Gibbons has secured a site in 
Shepperds Bush, and will erect a house 
in direct opposition to the Stoll house, 
Empire, there. The Empire is con- 
trolled by a separate company and is 
in no way connected with the Moss 
Empires. It is one of the halls Mr. 
Stoll will take with him if the threat- 
ened split takes place in the Moss- 
Stoll office, slated for the first of the 
year. The report that Stoll is to leave 
Cranbourne Mansions Jan. 1, is made 
stronger through his evident desire to 
place himself in an independent posi- 
tion before that time. The last house 
Mr. Stoll had his eye on was said to 
be the Pavilion. The house can be 
had, although the figure asked seems 
exorbitant. The directors are not 
satisfied and they will listen to reason. 
If Mr. Stoll succeeds, he will be 
strongly intrenched in the .West 
End. The Coliseum is estab- 
lished and is one of the best paying 
properties in London. With Stoll at 
the head, It is very likely that the 
Pavilion will be placed on a satisfac- 
tory basis in very short time. 



By J. A. MURPHY. 
(Murphy and Wlllard.) 



East Cranberry, O., Aug. 30. 

Dear Mike: 

My movable picture machinist had 
the hickups so bad yesterday he had 
to lay off. He started in the mornin 
and couldn't stop, he shook the ma- 
chine so bad I was afraid he would 
break it so I told him to get a nickels 
worth of hickcup medicine at the drug 
store. I tried to run the picture ma- 
chine myself last night but made a 
kind of a botch of it. I turned the 
handle all right, but the pictures 
bobbed around most everywhere ex- 
cept on the picture sheet curtain. 

I had trouble with the spot light 
too. While Claire Maynard was sing- 
in that Torrydoor song I couldn't 
light her up at all and she run around 
the stage so much tryin to keep up 
with the light that she got out of 
breath and couldn't sing. That May- 
nard gal told me I was a dubb and 
gave me a whole lot more sassy con- 
versation. 

I upset Staleys transformation 
some by puttin the lights out in the 
wrong place, I shut off all the lights 
and the fiddlers couldn't see their 
note music, also I couldn't read the di- 
rections when to put them on again 
so I turned them on so I could read 
what to do next but it was too soon 
and the audience caught them doin 
their transformation tricks. The pic- 
ture machinist is hickcuping yet and 
cant stop. Some one said a sudden 
supprise would stop him and my cur- 
tin puller said if I told him I had 
raised his wages it might cure him. 
I didn't like to risk it so I told him 
right sudden he was discharged but 
he got to laughin along with the 
hlckcups and couldn't stop that 
neither. 

I dont know why acters send in pic- 
tures of things they dont do, now Phil 
and Nettie Peters sent in a picture 
which showed the man playin a Horn 
which he cant do at all, he Just blatts 
around and makes a noise with it and 
makes a durned fool of hisself, I have 
to pay him more for not playin it than 
some people get that can. That is 
one of the worst things about this 
theatre business, there aint no regu- 
lation to it. When I was in the hay 
and feed business I knowed just what 
grain was worth and my customers 
knowed what they was gettin but in 
this durn fool business no two acters 
Is priced alike and I never know what 
I am gettin or how my customers will 
like it. 

If I had it to do again I would 
go into the circus business. A circus 
is mostly horses and I know more 
about horses than acters and they are 
easier to handle. 

A slick lookin feller that nobody 
knows has been In town two or three 
days and hinted around as if he want- 
ed to buy a interest in my theatre. I 
shouldn't wonder if the Stadium folks 
was at the bottom of it and want to 
get hold of this property. I dont see 
none of them expensive alterations 
goin on and I dont believe they are 
goin to make any. If they dont I 
wont. Adam Bowerguy. 



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NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation, First Appearance 

or Reappearance In or Around 

New York 



"Russian Dancers/ 1 American. 

"The Unknown/* American. 

Dr. Perin, Hammerstein's. 

DeRenzo and La Doe, Hammerstein's. 

Harry Hlrsch, Hammerstein's. 

Rose Coghlan and Co. (New Act), 
Orpheum. 

Homer B. Mason, Marguerite Keeler 
and Co. (New Act), New Brigh- 
ton. 

Irene Dillon, Greenpoint. 

Jeon Green, Fifth Avenue. 

Eva Taylor and Co. 
"His American Girl." 
24 Mlns.; Full Stage. 
Fifth Avenue. 

The program doesn't say who is 
responsible for Eva Taylor's new 
sketch "His American Girl." As is 
usually the case, when there is good 
reason for mentioning the author, he 
or she is not billed. The story is 
simple but somewhat new and refresh- 
ing for vaudeville. A young Ameri- 
can girl is visiting in an English home. 
Two brothers are there. One is a 
wild fellow, the other a nice boy. This 
is the one mistake of the piece. The 
author has tied the lively American 
girl to the "nice boy." But that 
makes the story. The bad boy tires 
of hearing his brother praised at all 
times and when a baby is left on the 
front doorstep he writes a little note 
6aying that it belongs to the nice boy 
and pins it on the baby's clothes. 
When the "kid" is discovered, it brings 
several very big laughs. The cross talk 
between the two, one thinking of a 
baby, and the other of a monkey, is 
an old method, still it got the giggles. 
The piece ends prettily with the bad 
boy telling the truth, and the couple 
deciding to keep the "kiddie" after 
all. There are extremely funny lines 
in the little farce, many bringing 
laughs of the rocking variety. The 
mistake lies entirely in the character 
of the nice boy, Lawrence Gratton 
plays the role as a stupid English 
Johnny. He is just as true and con- 
vincing in the role as an Englishman 
is when playing an American villain 
in one of those English melodramatic 
sketches. That is about the worst 
you can say of anything. It probably 
isn't so much Mr. Gratton's fault as 
the character's for it is hard to im- 
agine why a delightful American girl 
like the one Miss Taylor portrays 
should ever have a second thought for 
a sap headed dude with a "Dont 
cherknow" expression (never heard in 
England). If it is possible to shift 
the sketch about to take the American 
girl away from the nice boy, it 
should be done. It is the one weak 
spot In a bright and breezy sketch 
with plenty of laughs. The running 
time might be cut three or four min- 
utes. Miss Taylor besides playing well 
wears several stunning costumes. The 
remainder of the cast is quite ade- 
quate and the piece on "No. 3" scored 
a big success. The act will do as it 
is, but could be made much more sat- 
isfactory with a few changes. 

Dash. 



Aubrey Boucicault and Co. (4). 

"The Fall of Rome" (Dramatic). 

18 Mlns.; One (5) ; Four (18) ; Special 

Set). 

Majestic, Chicago. 

When seen Monday afternoon this 
heavy acting sketch and scenic produc- 
tion went only fairly well, even in the 
midst of a show which had for the 
most part pleased immensely up to 
seventh position, when Boucicault and 
Co. put in an appearance. Its rela- 
tive merits as a suitable offering for 
vaudeville will be, if the sketch con- 
tinues, largely a matter of Individual 
opinion. Certain it is that a majority 
of the Majestic audience did not en- 
thuse Monday afternoon; the sketch 
barely received a healthy curtain. Its 
title explains. The scene in "one" 
represents the Appian Way where Pe- 
tronlus encounters Lucius. Roman 
soldiers pass with a Christian captive, 
a girl whom Lucius vows to befriend 
before Caesar. The changing scone 
discloses the Palace of Caesar, look- 
ing out upon a vista of ancient Rome. 
The girl captive is haled before Caesar 
and in spite of her brave defence and 
the pleadings of Lucius is about to be 
sent to her fate when the flames burst 
out, and as the consuming fires light 
the scene Lucius and Caesar meet in 
mortal conflict. The curtain falls 
with Caesar. The rumbles and noise 
of the spectacular finishing "business" 
"helped more In sound volume than did 
the applause of the audience, as the 
curtain was raised twice at the ready 
will of the mechanic. The lines are, 
of course, couched In ancient terms. 
Lucius makes use of many expres- 
sions familiar in church services and 
fraternal rituals, the entire scheme 
takes on a cloak of morality which 
does not cloak the abhorrent, although 
only implied, fate of the girl whose 
presence creates the heart-Interest. The 
important role of the sketch Is Caesar, 
played by Joseph Wilkes, mighty, well. 
Boucicault reads beautifully and acts 
his little nicely. Clifford Hippie, 
James Bryson, Edward Downe and 
Adele Lane are also programed. 

Walt. 



Four Banjo Fiends. 

Musical. 

10 Mlns.; One. 

American. 

Dressed in black coats with white 
trousers, the Banjo Fiends look youth- 
ful and make a fair appearance, but 
seem to lack stage presence. There is 
a doubt whether four banjo players 
can entertain an audience. A med- 
ley at the close put them over the 
danger mark, around which they hov- 
ered up to that number. Wi/nn. 



Prince Kannzawa Japs. 

Slack Wire. 

Mins.; Full Stage. 

American. 

The act is made up of two men. 
One does nothing except standing on 
the stage awaiting an accident. His 
partner starts off with some good 
work on the slack wire, finishing with 
a slide down a rope, running from top 
to bottom across the stage. The act 
lacks material, running short at six 
minutes. It made a weak closer to 
a first class bill. Wj/nn. 



Bert Howard and John T. Ray. 
Singing and Dancing Comedians. 
16 Min.; One (Special Drop). 
New Brighton. 

Two "rube" characters of the bet- 
ter class, billed as "The Ganzy Twins," 
Howard and Ray, have an act a little 
different from the usual two-man sing- 
ing, talking and dancing turn. Their 
entrance receives a laugh on their 
make-ups, which are fashioned some- 
what after the style affected by Rich- 
ard Carle, with top hat. without any 
bell, and long Prince Albert coats. 
The opening is a review of the sights 
they have seen while in New York. 
The drop represents the rear entrance 
of a theatre on the right, and a piano 
shop on the left. After the open- 
ing, they do a burlesque on hypno- 
tism, and while under the supposed 
influence one does a dance while the 
other has the "control." This is fol- 
lowed by reversing the conditions. The 
former master becomes the subject. 
He plays a few minutes on a piano, 
brought on by the lifting of a shade 
in the piano-shop window. They close 
with their "Ganzy Twins" dance and 
burlesque posing. The act was on 
opening the second part, and was ex- 
ceptionally well received in that po- 
sition. 



Oakland and Thompson. 
Military Operetta. 
14 Mins.; One (Special Drop). 
Brighton Theatre. 

The scene is In the Philippine Is- 
lands. Both men are Lieutenants of 
the U. S. A. They have exceptionally 
fine singing voices, and open with the 
tenor delivering a solo off-stage. This 
is so well done that the men come 
on amid applause and go into a semi- 
patriotic duet, followed by another 
duet and then the tenor sings "Silver 
Threads Among the Gold," in which 
he strains his voice several times, but 
the old favorite was accorded an en- 
core. The baritone has his Inning 
and does nicely, the tenor coming in on 
the final chorus with which they close. 
For am encore they have a patriotic 
medley beginning with "My Own 
United States" and ending with "The 
Star Spangled Banner," with a mo- 
tion picture of a waving flag. This 
gives them a hurrah ending. On 
early in the bill they did fairly. 



John J. McGowan and Co. (1). 
"Russian Fear" (Comedy Drama). 
122 Mins.; Four; (Interior; Special 

set). 
Small Time. 

"Russian Fear" tells a story of the 
oppression of the Hebrew in the realm 
of the Czar, the final emigration of 
one to this country, and the tribula- 
tions that beset his existence over 
here. The scene is laid In the in- 
terior of the Hebrew's small tailor 
shop. There are two men in the 
sketch, the Hebrew being played by 
Mr. McGowan, his support being an 
Irishman of the comedy type, the fa- 
ther of a politician. The story is well 
told and at times Is gripping. Mr. 
McGowan is an actor to his finger tips, 
and gets the full worth out of his lines. 
The Irishman might be improved upon, 
and with this done the sketch is one 
that Is sure to find its way to success 
on the big time. 



Gordon and Marx. 
German Comedians. 
15 Mins.; One. 
Fifth Avenue. 

If Monday night's audience at the 

Fifth Avenue is to be the criterion, 

Gordon and Marx will have smooth 

sailing in the east. They have played 

for a long time in the west. Their 
manner of working quickly shows that 
they are thoroughly accustomed to 
each other. The Weber and Fields 
idea is closely adhered to. On ap- 
pearance alone the boys are good for 
a laugh. There is a big difference in 
height between the parr which for 
some reason looks more laughable here 
than in other cases. They open with 
a quantity of talk a little ahead of 
the usual German sort, and manage to 
string along a goodly series of laughs. 
The choking of the smaller is in- 
dulged In several times and this bit 
always seems to amuse. Something 
better in the way of a song should 
be uncovered for the finish. The 
medley of popular airs, while modern, 
has very little point. It is quite neces- 
sary to have a few laughs distributed 
through the last minute or two. As 
an encore, the "exchange beer" gag is 
done, very well. The audience had 
evidently never seen the bit before, for 
it was a big laugh. Doth. 



Alfred K. Hall. 
Talk and Dancing. 
12 Mins.; One. 
American. 

Formerly a principal in burlesque 
where he held down an eccentric char- 
acter, Hall has put together a fairly 
good routine of talk for vaudeville, 

although some could be profitably 
traded or dropped. Hall's stock in 
trade is his dancing, largely respon- 
sible for the hit he scored in second 
position. Billed as "The Slim Fel- 
low" Hall's talk Is mostly concern- 
ing his appearance. He slightly over- 
does it. Hall talks a little, dances a 
little and then talks some mor^e. The 
dancing was always sure of applause. 
Hall would make a corking partner 
for a good 'straight" man, and with 
a "feeder" his talk would probably 
be of some value. Working alone he 
wi'l have to depend almost entirely on 
his dancing, which is of the best. With 
the crowd coming in on him Hall scor- 
ed a substantial hit. Wynn. 



Jessie Keller and Bro. 
Hicycle Act. 
10 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Small Time. 

Jessie Keller, formerly led a troupe 
of cyclists under her own name. Miss 
Keller has framed up a double act, 
with her brother, also a member of 
the former troupe. The new offer- 
ing embraces trick work and well ar- 
ranged double riding. Gracefulness 
has always been Miss Keller's prin- 
cipal asset. In tho new act this ac- 
complishment asserts itself more than 
ever. Mr. Keller goes in for comedy 
for a minute or so without results, 
lie should cling to the straight riding. 
Both look well and work smoothly. 
Tliis team could open any bill, prin- 
cipally because of Miss Keller's pres- 
ence. Wynn. 



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VARIETY 



Mile. Blancl. 

Hussion Dancer. 

19 Miiis.; Four; (Special Setting and 

Drop). 

Brighton Theatre. 

Mile. Bianci, billed as a Russian 
Dancer, bears a remarkable resem- 
blance to Mile. Blanca Froelich, who 

was the William Morris "Salome" of 
two seasons ago. Her offering, in 
which she is assisted by Mons. Sund- 
berg, is diversified to say the least, 
and while not in smooth working or- 
der the early part of the week, un- 
doubtedly has merit. The act opens 
with a Bpecial back drop set in a wood 
in "four"; at rise the spot is thrown 
on the dancer and her assistant in a 
classical pose, both are clad in gar- 
ments of the Colonial period and they 
go into an old fashioned minuette, fol- 
lowed by some very good ballet work 
by Mile. Bianci. The second scene 
in "two" is supposed to represent 
Hades. A stereopticon effect is used 
in this. The man as a demon does 
some very good work. Mile. Bianci 
has a toe dance. The next number 
is a Spanish one, in which the man 
does a brief bit of pantomime leading 
up to the entrance of Mile. Bianci. 
Here a Spanish dance by the two is 
very acceptable. The last scene is in 
Egypt, before the Sphinx. It is more 
or less the same as the "Salome" and 
well done. Both are most excellent 
dancers. 



Richard Nadrage. 
Ventriloquist. 
8 Ming.; One. 
Majestic, Chicago. 

This European, probably a German, 
made his American debut Monday. 
The principal charm of his specialty is 
its briefness. He brings nothing new 
in ventriloquialism, but rather clothes 
old methods anew. Two "dummies" 
in clown make-ups are used, one 
dressed in red and the other in blue 
satin, presumably to brighten things 
up. The figures are introduced one 
at a time, both being worked at the 
finish. A mechanical effect lamely 
represents dancing for the flrBt figure 
introduced. By far the best results 
are obtained through singing and the 
ftnish is strong, compared with the 
rest of the act, when the two figures 
sing by taking up alternating lines. 
The performer has a fair stage pres- 
ence and puts across an act which 
might please almost, anywhere, if not 
too far down on a heavy bill. 

Walt. 



Jenkins and Covert. 
Comedy Sketch. 
15 MJns.; Full stage. 
Small Time. 

The theme is strong enough to war- 
rant the stage manager giving the 
pair a full stage setting. Some good 
talk and a few songs make up the act, 
which scored a safe hit before a 
small house. Some of the talk has 
been carefully selected from a few 
prominent monologlsts. The man 
makes a good appearance, and his 
partner does likewise. The singing 
is passable. For the small time Jon- 
kins and Covert will do nicely, but if 
possible should arrange their routine 
for "one," when better results would 
be forthcoming. Wjmn. 



Tuscan* Brothers. 

Juggling. 

H Mlns.; Full Stage. 

H umnierstein's. 

Battle axes would probably do as 
well as any other name for the objects 
that the Tuscana Brothers use in their 
specialty. The axes are no improve- 
ment on the usual clubs other similar 
juggling acts use. The advantage 
the axes have is they are something 
a little new. The disadvantage comes 
in the fact that it is not possible to 
do a great many tricks with the axes 
that can be done with the clubs. This 
is especially true of the fast passing, 
really the mainstay of a turn of this 
sort. The brothers do not inject 
enough life and go into the work, and 
are not selling their stuff as well as It 
could be done. The boys look well 
in the sort of Roman costumes, giving 
them more of an acrobatic appearance. 
A smile here and there and a little 
show of the ease with which they 
really go through their work would be 
attractive. Opening the bill at Ham- 
merstein's, they did fairly well. The 
couple will not be able to hold up a 
more important position until they 
liave improved considerable. 

Dash. 



McVeigh and Waters. 

Dancing. 

8 Mins.; One. 

Small Time. 

One of the best appearing "sister 
acts" on either the large or small time. 
They have a good excuse for being 
on the stage, other than their beauty, 
for both are excellent hard shoe 
dancers. The customary double and 
single dancing is offered, but while 
together, they do the best work. A 
song might be added to the finish. For 
a good looking, hardworking "sister 
act," McVeigh and Waters fill the bill. 

Wynn. 



Deadoto. 

Magician. 

15 Mins.; D. C. Fancy 4. 

Small Time. 

Deadoto has a magical act of the 
type that has been seen in all the 
museums and store shows since the 
beginning of time. He does all the 
set tricks such as eating fire, swal- 
lowing swords, etc. He shows noth- 
ing new, although carrying a lot of 
paraphernalia and makes an imposing 
stage appearance. An assistant does 
the comedy work usual In this sort of 
an act. 



(■chaii and Spencer. 
Songs and Dances. 
Mins.; One. 
Hammers tein's. 

The song part of the billing is a 
bit of a joke. The two boys sing 
only one verse of a song on their en- 
trance and this is hardly audible in 
the rear of the orchestra. The danc- 
ing is good, in fact, very good. The 
general frameup of the act Is of the 
usual two-men dancing arrangement 
type. They go in strongly for duet 
dancing. The boys look well, mak- 
ing no change of costume. Where 
dancing acts are liked, Gehan and 
Spencer will have no trouble. 

Dash. 



Black and White. 
Female Comedy Acrobats. 
10 Min., Four (Interior). 
"Girls From Happyland." 

Black and White are two rather 

pretty girls. From the opening of 

their act no one could suspect acro- 
batics. As the curtain goes up, they 
are seated at a table smoking cigar- 
ettes and singing a song about "The 
Athletic Girl," a clever introduction 
to their work. One is a bru- 
nette who dresses entirely In black, 
with the exception of a white hair 
ribbon, while the other is clad in white 
wearing a powdered wig with a black 
ribbon. After the opening, the girls 
do some ground tumbling that is fast 
and snappy. They then do hand-to- 
hand balancing with the brunette as 
the understander. Both are rather 
slight in appearance and the remark- 
able strength that they show for their 
build earned the admiration of the 
house. After about three minutes 
on the table, they close with an end- 
less chain, going over the table first 
and then under. This gives them a 
laughing finish. The act is a good 
one and their offering is a distinct 
novelty. It is a foreign act, especial- 
ly engaged by Hurtig & Seamon. 



OUT OF TOWN 



Bradley and Barnes. 
Singing and Dancing. 
14 Min. Four (Parlor). 
Small Time. 

Here is a team that might be doing 
better things. Both have good sing- 
ing voices and stage presence, but the 
present routine will never achieve any- 
thing but small time. They open with 
a duet, the man dressed in well fit- 
ting evening clothes, the woman wear- 
ing an afternoon gown; she would 
have made a much better appearance 
in semi-evening dress. After the 
duet, which ends with a dance, they 
have a solo apiece, the man carrying 
off the honors. Then follows humor- 
ous chatter, which could be dispensed 
with. The closing Is another duet. 
With songs of a more popular order 
and a little dressing up of the act 
would be good for "No. 2" or "3" on 
any bill. 



Ethel Golden. 
Singing Comedienne. 
8 Mlns.; One. 
Small Time. 

Miss Golden does three numbers 
with costume changes. Her first num- 
ber is a little weak and should be 
changed. It is something about the 
"Yama Yama Girl" and the audience 
was restless. Her second and third 
songs, "You Can't Keep the Irish 
Down," and "Honeymoon Love," were 
fairly well rendered. Miss Golden's 
costumes are pretty. She is a good 
act for small time. 



Great, Weston. 

Cartoonist. 

10 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Small Time. 

Weston draws remarkably fast with 
the crayon, producing good comedy 
with his pictures that help consider- 
ably. His closing effort Is a repro- 
duction of "The Rock of Ages" on a 
green background, and shaded by a 
light. It Is a pretty finish to a good 
act. Wynn. 



Lasky's "Phlend Minstrels." 

24 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Colonial, Norfolk, Va, 

Composed of four young women and 

five men, clever hard workers all, this 

act as a headliner was excellent. With 

the "Follies of 1910" music hits as 
selections, and clever renditions of 
these numbers the act went over im- 
mediately. The hits of the act go to 
Ben Linn who bears the comedy role, 
alluding to his avoirdupois for a num- 
ber of laughs, and with the "Chanti- 
cler Rag" assures himself a personal 
surefire hit, while Dixie Crane and 
Jack Claire send over the "Peusacola 
Mooch," finishing with a great dance, 
making the real hit of the act. The 
act uses five pianos, and the finale is 
exceptionally strong, In which the old 
idea of last year, the girls and boys 
mounting the pianos is used. 



Harry and Kate Mitchell. 
Songs, Talk, Piano. 
16 Mlns.; Two. 
Wigwam, San Francisco. 

The last word of the above descrip- 
tive billing is Mitchell's strength of 
which he falls to take full advantage. 
On the ivories he can "rag" with some 
of the best. Considerable of the 
present patter should be dropped for 
more of the piano work. Mrs. Mit- 
chell is a capital "feeder," and does 
ample justice to the dressy portion. 
Mitchell has an inimitable way of put- 
ting over his stuff, and getting into 
the good graces of his audience that 
finds instant favor. They should find 
no trouble in being t^pt busy. 

^> Fountain. 



FEATHERS RUFFLED. 

Chicago, Sept. 1. 

Dorothy Vaughan can be rated as 
our very best and quickest little sub- 
stituter and supersedes When Eliza- 
beth Murray broke her knee-cap It 
took Dorothy only thirty-six hours to 
study, rehearse and play Elizabeth's 
part in "Mme. Sherry," at the Colo- 
nial. Miss Vaughan remained until 
she got ready to quit and was open to 
accept Stella Mayhew's role In "A 
Barnyard Romeo" at the American, 
when the rotund comlque left for 
other avocations on Broadway. 

Miss Vaughan opened as "The 
Goose" last Saturday afternoon, tak- 
ing up the role after Zae Holland had 
ceased. Dorothy planted her colors 
at the mast-head with her specialty 
and as the waddling goose in "The 
Barnyard" quite covered herself with 
honors. She left with the company 
Sunday night for Omaha to play the 
part for the road season. 

As an aftermath, Sydney Grant sub- 
mitted his "notice" as "Chanted air," 
largely because his wife, Miss Hol- 
land, was not continued as "The 
Goose," for which she had understud- 
ied Miss Mayhew. Grant has sev- 
eral offers for his services in musical 
comedy as soon as he leaves the "fea- 
ther show." 



Dan Burke and His "Wonder Girls" 
could not conveniently appear at the 
Orpheum, Brooklyn, this week. Beat- 
rice Ingram and Co. filled In. 



VARIETY 



13 



THE WIFE TAMERS. 

Chicago, Sept. 1. 

Henry W. Savage "offers" "The 

Wife Tamers" at the Princess, as the 
first regular example Chicagoans have 
had of his alliance with the Messrs. 
Shubert and the "Open Door." The 
engagement began Aug. 21. The dur- 
ation thereof is not only indefinite but 
problematical. Savage's catch-line 
seems a little apologetic when the 
piece he "offers" here as musical com- 
edy is considered from the various 
angles of production, company and en- 
tertaining value; compared with con- 
temporaneous shows of its class it 
barely qualifies. 

Last season, without musical com- 
edy verbiage, it was known as "The 
Florist Shop." It is now programed 
as "a farce with music"; book and 
lyrics by Oliver Herford and James 
Clarence Harvey, music by Robert 
Hood Bowers. In no particular have 
any of these gentlemen added much 
to their fame. The plot is simplicity 
Itself and musically only a few inter- 
polated selections create more than a 
passing amount of approval. The two 
sets call for no heavy expenditures and 
the producer has taken advantage of 
that fact by making them meet re- 
quirements without going far in the 
matter of expensive detail. 

The first equipment shows the ex- 
terior and veranda of a house in the 
suburbs of New York. The second 
jjcene represents the interior of a 
floral shop in the big town. In this 
last, there is a bit of transformation 
mechanism which changes a display 
of flowers to a lay-out of feminine un- 
der-wear. Claudia, who runs the 
place, practices the innovation of fill- 
ing the orders of her customers by 
supplying, instead of flowers, various 
articles, more substantial, and quite 
as dear to the ladies as the posies 
which the chappies think they art 5 
sending to their girl. 

The entertainment, except in rare 
instances is only midly diverting. 
There is none of the dash and verve 
displayed which lends to big musical 
comedy productions the requisites of 
success. "The W'.fe Tamers" is at all 
times short on its allowance of musi- 
cal comedy trimmings, the laughs are 
few and the sum total of its real bid 
for favor hinges upon the efforts of 
two women — Kathryn Miley and 
Juliette Dika. 

Florence Reid and Hazel Cox inter- 
pret the roles of two school chums 
who, in marrying, have purposely 
chosen husbands whose worldly knowl- 
edge is presumably suited to the ideas 
of the brides. Lionel Walsh and Wal- 
lace McCutcheon, Jr., play the hus- 
bands. One is supposed to be per- 
fectly "pure" and the other perfectly 
devilish, as to their pasts. The com- 
plication in the story comes from the 
fact that each girl marries a man, who 
in reality is the opposite of their ideal. 
This develops in the second act when 
the scene shifts to Claudia's flower 
store, whither the worldly husband 
leads the innocent one, taking along a 
granger relative of one of the brides 
who has for years longed to have Just 
one crack at the white lights. 

In the two sections of the show 
there are sixteen musical selections. 
The most popular is "Send Them 
Along to Me," a song which Geo. Lash- 



wood brought over from England last 
sea so n. It is more the song than the 
manner of its presentation by Mc- 
Cutcheon, Walsh, Corene Uzzell and 
Gertrude Bryan which brings the en- 
cores; for the men are at best poor 
singers and the girls help more on ap- 
pearance than otherwise. In none of 
the numbers have any unusual results 
been attained; the dancing and forma- 
tions are primary to a degree, and 
even the matter of costuming, save in 
"Cocktail Frappe," which Claudia 
leads, the effect is disappointing. 

While the divisions of the piece are 
labeled Act I and II they might ap- 
propriately be termed Kathryn Miley 
and Juliette Dika. These two rec- 
ruits from vaudeville are all that con- 
spicuously amount to anything in the 
two sections. Each has an act to her- 
self, and each carries off the honors 
in about equal. proportions. The bux- 
om and magnetic Irish girl shows the 
"legits" how to put things over in the 
first act, singing two songs with a 
dash and effect which this clever girl 
finds so easy to accomplish and plays 
the role of a maid with piquancy and 
cleverness which makes her work 
stand out clear as a cameo. 

The tall, svelt and beautiful French- 
woman as Claudia, walks away with 
the second act. Her gown is a won- 
der and she wears it like a Suratt. Her 
English is spiced with an accent which 
makes her reading a delight. 

Miss Reid looks pretty and her fine 
singing voice remains. She is of a 
type with many doubles, but few can 
match her in vocal gifts. About five 
minutes before the final curtain Lil- 
lian Fitzgerald put over a quick hit 
with a "manicure girl" song, four 
times encored. It's too bad Lillian 
cannot be transposed to the first act 
and run on through the piece, for she 
is badly needed and the audience 
seemed loathe to say good-bye after 
so brief an acquaintance. 

While no one is featured Mr. Walsh 
claims most attention for the reason 
that he has appeared in both the 
dramatic and musical version of the 
piece. He is of a distinctly English 
type, enunciating broadly, and recalls 
several players of the slow, drawling 
and typically British cult without ab- 
solutely copying anybody. Whatever 
of humor he may have in his method 
comes through handling seriously 
what might possibly be ridiculous situ- 
ations. He approaches greatness just 
once; in a scene which he has with 
Miss Reid wherein he concocts as he 
goes along a story of "real devilish- 
ness," he touches the heights of hu- 
mor, in method, expression and read- 
ing. But at no other time does he rise 
above the ordinary. 

The chorus is skimpy in numbers 
and inconspicuous in achievements. 
There are six girls and six men. Per- 
haps, however, it is just as well that 
there are no more for in staging the 
show the action takes place well down 
to the front and there is none too 
much room as matters stand. 

Competition is mighty keen here- 
abouts in the musical comedy line. 
There are shows of better (lass and 
composition than "The Wife Tamers" 
now running; hence, as has breiPYu- 
timated, it is problematical just howj> 
long the public will make the present 
offering at the princess profitable pick- 
ing. Walt. 



BIG BANNER SHOW. 

The removal of "The Girl from 
Paris," to burlesque has been made 
a success of by Gallagher & Shean, 
Inc., in their first season on the East- 
ern Wheel, with the production known 
as "The Big Banner Show." It seemed 
agreed while the company appeared 
at the Olympl, New York, last week, 
that that caption might develop into 
a truthful catch line. 

Against the heavy odds of a very 
small orchestra and a ditto stage at 
the Olympic, the incorporated owners 
of "The Girl From Paris" turned out 
an A. 1 entertainment. 

The first part sped quickly, a short 
but lively olio of three acts following. 
The second act closed the performance, 
and passed rapidly also. 

"The Girl From Paris" has lent it- 
self admirably to burlesque adaptation, 
although due credit must be given the 
adapters. The action has been clipped 
but never to bury the story. The best 
of the original numbers in the show 
which Louis Mann and Clara Llppman 
made famous are retained. Sufficient 
interpolated musical pieces are there 
to help. Each number is attractively 
costumed. Tights are frequent, but 
never worn vulgarly nor is the dress- 
ing to be complained of. Even in one 
Scotch number where all the girls wear 
kilts exposing their bare legs, the ef- 
fect is attractive. This number was a 
strong hit, repeatedly encored. Messrs. 
Gallagher & Shean might note a couple 
of the earlier costume schemes. It is 
chanced that in the purchase of this 
show, some costumes might have been 
taken over. If so, they should be re- 
placed, or the girls told to be ex- 
tremely careful of their white tights, 
worn near the opening of the play. 

Al Shean plays the principal comedy 
role of the German hotel keeper, ac- 
cording to his own conception. He 
follows no one, and does not make use 
of the Louis Mann line "It is to laugh." 
To have dropped this was heroic, and 
that it has been done away with will 
probably mean that thousands who 
may have seen the piece before, per- 
haps years ago, will have forgotten 
what otherwise would have been re- 
called by the four-worded standard 
slang expression. 

Mr. Shean has as a "Dutchman" his 
own style. He is unctuous in his hu- 
mor, and gives expression that adds to 
the charm of his qomedy. His partner, 
Ed. Gallagher, is the other big portion 
of the evening. Mr. Gallagher plays 
"straight." Before the show is over 
Mr. Gallagher plays everything seem- 
ingly. He is besides the "straight" a 
"Dutchman" in an olio turn and when 
leading the Scotch number (singing 
Jack Lorimer's "Three Jolly Scotch- 
men") Mr. Gallagher evidences a true 
idea of the character, proving that in 
his versatility he is not remiss in the 
quality through the quantity of his 
accomplishments. In addition to these 
(Gallagher has an excellent singing 
voice, heard too often. 

For the information of the manage- 
ment which seems to think a "Dutch- 
man" in (he first act would help that 
portion and the comedy of the show, 
it might be said that the performance 
as given last Friday night seemed just 
right. Shean in the same German 
character at the opening, would have 
given too much of him, decreasing his 



weight for the second act. There is 
plenty of good clean comedy In "The 
Girl From Paris" as played. The per- 
formance is bound to improve through 
continual playing In the usual way. 

Mr. Gallagher plays Honeycomb. Mrs. 
Honeycomb is Mabel Leslie a good 
looking woman, who sings rather well 
but took a chance on the encore of 
'"Dear Heart," throwing her voice 
and the harmony out while singing 
with Gallagher, in reaching too high. 

The Julie Bon Bon Is Edna Daven- 
port, built for the part and good 
enough In it to secure an encore on 
her entrance song. Miss Davenport 
wears handsome clothes in dressing 
the role, looks the Frenchwoman she 
plays and is an altogether satisfactory 
person. Thomas de Vassy is the 
French spy and associate of Bon 
Bon's. He does quite well. Sidney 
W. Borrow as Major Fesdyke Just 
about passes. He may yet make some- 
thing of the character. It requires a 
great deal more fierceness than Bor- 
row gives to it. 

Annette Goldle is the servant, in 
grotesque dress. She leads a num- 
ber in the second act, called "Four 
Eyes," well put on. It was one of 
the evening's hits. Miss Goldle has 
an act of "coon songs." She sings Bert 
Williams' songs mostly, and some- 
what similarly to the manner in which 
Williams handles them. She opened 
the olio nicely, to be followed by the 
comedy acrobatic act of the Potter- 
Hartwell Trio, who scored very big on 
the "upside down" of William Potter. 
Mr. Potter played the Amos Dingle in 
the piece, looking the sombre part 
and giving a much better example of 
acting than any acrobat has shown for 
a long time. Effle Hartwell sang 
"Hokey Pokey" In the first act. It's 
a good song, but Miss Hartwell's 
voice is hardly equal to the task of 
sending it over strongly enough. In 
the olio act the young woman had 
several changes of costumes, all pret- 
ty, and was quite animated when not 
helping in the excellent acrobatics. 
For the finish in "one," Mr. Potter 
went through his remarkable contor- 
tion of pushing himself through a 
small barrel. The "upside down" 
would have made a better finish for 
the act same as it did last season. 

Ruth Benton had a small role and 
a couple of the chorus girls were* the 
gendarmes. There are sixteen chor- 
isters. Taking choruses as they run, 
this lot is extra gooo 

Gallagher and Shean had "The Bat- 
tle of Bay Rum" to close the olio, and 
w->n a big reception. There were 
laughs all through. In the first act 
Mr. Gallagher and Miss Davenport 
have 1 travesty opera bit which caught 
on immediately, and at another point, 
Mr. Potter, with the assistance of Mr. 
Hartwell, his "straight" acrobatic 
partner, (a good worker on the 
ground), gave a little bit of comedy 
business. Hartwell also did nicely 
as the Italian trainer of a hear. His 
song in this was encored. 

Gallagher & Shean, Inc., may con- 
gratulate itself on the initial produc- 
tion in burlesque. Their show will be 
one of the best this season, for it is 
purely enjoyable, and the enjoyment 
is always pure. They and the produc- 
tion are ,1 < ndit to the Eastern 
Wheel. Sinn: 



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VARIETY 



FIFTH AVENUE. 

Fortunate headliners are those when 
business is big, unusually big. A 
reason is expected for the condition at 
the Fifth Avenue. The top liner 
comes in for the credit. In this in- 
stance Adele Ritchie must be handed 
the palm for the extremely big house 
Monday night. 

The show ran well and that is about 
the best that could be said of it. There 
is a lack of comedy and life that is 
noticeable without glasses. The plac- 
ing of two sketches, each taking more 
than twenty minutes, does not help 
liven things any although both 
sketches are good and were liked. 
The non-appearance of Errol Burt left 
the bill a trifle short. 

Miss Ritchie made good the head- 
line spot by pulling out with apparent 
ease the hit of the program. She is 
doing herself proud now. Thp pres- 
ent is by far the best specialty she 
has ever shown. Miss Ritchie has 
selected a corking repertoire, and is 
displaying a voice that few would 
recognize as the same she had on her 
last appearance. Miss Ritchie In her 
present frame up and manner of work- 
ing can be compared with Ada Reeve, 
the big English Music Hall star. Adele 
works a good deal like Ada, and can 
hold her own with the English wo- 
man, who has been offered over the 
$2,000 mark to appear on this side. 

The one blot in Miss Ritchie's act is 
the chewing gum advertisement. The 
music is bully and It is quite too bad 
for the writers as well as for the sing- 
er that so good a melody has bee© 
held so cheaply by both. 

Laddie Cliff started like a whirl- 
wind but in his second song began to 
grow hoarse and was forced to quit 
during his third number, having lost 
his voice entirely. Laddie is one nifty 
little "kid" on his pins. His rough- 
ish face and boyish manner get him 
all the rest. The audience was sadly 
disappointed when he came out and 
in choking tones announced he was 
unable to continue. 

The Four Londons .closed the pro- 
gram with the best routine in the cast- 
ing line that has been seen. The 
quartet have worked out several new 
and startling stunts in the toss and 
catch acrobatics and the applause was 
almost continuous during their show. 
It was pleasing to note that not a 
thing that looked like a miss was ap- 
parent. 

Marshall P. Wilder, billed as his 
first appearance at the house, made the 
house merry with a few new stories, 
mixed with his standbys. The di- 
minutive one was forced to a little 
speech before he was allowed to re* 
tire. 

Porter J. White and Co. held at- 
tention with the very strong dramatic 
Incident "The Visitor." It suffered 
a bit through being on the same pro- 
gram with another sketch, though the 
other is a comedy affair. "The Visitor" 
is all the sketch any bill can stand. 
White as well as Edward Wenn does 
excellent work. The piece is admir- 
ably written with a perfect sense of 
what vaudeville requires. 

La Vine Clmaron Trio opened the 
show in good style. They fared very 
well in both the acrobatics and 
comedy. Dash. 



GIRLS FROM HAPPYIiAND. 

It is rather remarkable to see a 
burlesque show that has caught its 
running gait really before the season 
has opened. "The Girls from Happy- 
land," at the Columbia last week, is 
working as smoothly as though It had 
been playing for a month or two. 
Hurtig & Seamon have spared nothing 
in the matter of costuming. The 
female contingent of the show is at 
all times a riotous spectacle in colors. 

"Two Hot Knights" is the title of 
the opening piece. The name signi- 
fies nothing, but the company make 
up for this. It opens with ensemble 
number, followed by "Honey," led by 
Margie Austin. In this number the 
chorus, numbering sixteen (including 
eight lively "ponies") are clad in very 
fetching costumes of a black and 
white combination, work very hard 
and give the show a rousing start. 

What plot there is to the playlet 
is given a start by the entrance of 
Nellie Watson and Ida Bayton, who 
pave the way for the prima donna, 
Florence Belmont. The Misses Wat- 
son and Bayton have a song called 
"My Old Home Town" backed up by 
the chorus. On Miss Belmont's en- 
trance she gives the story a fresh im- 
petus by bringing on the two come- 
dians of the company, Billy W. Wat- 
son, as Major Knight, and Joe Buck- 
ley as Judge Day. From this point, 
there is a lot of horse play, and Wat- 
son secures the majority of the laughs 
with his sliding walk. Watson, as 
usual, is the "Dutchman," while Buck- 
ley is the conventional Irish comedian. 
The two work together finely, and 
many laughs are the reward. Their 
number "Run, Run, Run" has a lot 
of snap and go to it and the chorus, 
having made a change of costume, 
make a picturesque background for 
the men. 

The story and plot are lost alto- 
gether in the three song numbers that 
follow. The first is "Jungleland" in 
the rendition of which Miss Austin 
gives a creditable vocal performance and 
shows some pretty steps. This is fol- 
lowed by the prima donna in an Italian 
number, "Good Bye, Toney," in which 
the taller girls of the organization as 
boys are clad in lavender tights wear- 
ing little over "pantaletts" of the same 
hued taffeta, while the "ponies" are 
the girls. They are well drilled for 
this number but were a little slow in 
getting off at its conclusion. 

"The Tutti Frutti Band," a feature 
of all the productions with which 
Billy Watson has been connected, was 
interpolated at this point and his 
burlesque bandmaster got the usual 
laughs. The poker game, also an old 
standby, was a little drawnout and 
could be cut to advantage. In this 
Ed. Rogers acted the "Bad Man from 
the West" and gave a satisfactory per- 
formance. 

The finale of the first part is the 
same as that of last year. It is a pa- 
triotic number called "The Days of 
Old and New," led by five of the fe- 
male principals. It begins with May 
Brown and Ida Bayton leading, in 
tights, while the chorus is over-dressed 
in long military cloaks of colonial pat- 
tern; followed by Florence Belmont 
and Nellie Watson, representing the 
Blue and the Gray of the Rebellion 
period, the chorus throwing off the 



cloaks and appearing as the opposing 
factions one in blue, the other in gray. 
Miss Belmont makes a stunning ap- 
pearance. The close of the number is 
led by Miss Austin, in a khaki col- 
ored knee length skirt and the chorus 
clad likewise. The number is a big 
hurrah, good for several curtains. 

Throughout the entire time he is on 
the stage Watson works hard to keep 
the attention of the audience, and suc- 
ceeds quite well. The other male 
members of the company also try 
hard, especially Buck Freeman as the 
landlord of the Hotel de Bouillon, and 
Thomas A. Brooks as the colored por- 
ter. There seems little reason for 
each of these men to break in separ- 
ately with a dance on the "Rosy 
Cheeks" song of Florence Belmont's. 
The number would get over with much 
better effect if the men danced to- 
gether. The first part is amusing and 
exceptionally free from anything that 
one might take exception at. 

The olio of five acts is opened by the 
Three Juggling Bannans, with very 
pretty club work. They are followed by 
Margie Austin and Mabel Blake, songs 
and dancers. The two work well to- 
gether and it seems that they could be 
better utilized in the first part to 
work on the ends during the "rag" 
numbers, instead of with the "ponies." 
Garden, Sommers and Nicodemus, 
comedy musical turn, get the laughs. 
The novel acrobatic act of two girls, 
Black and White (New Acts), are the 
hit of this portion of the program. The 
Freeman Brothers close the olio with 
several songs and some clever danc- 
ing.. 

The burlesque is "The Gay Mod- 
iste," programed as "A New Version 
of the Frenchlest of all Burlettas." 
It Is in three scenes. One, the interior 
of Jean De Resky's millinery shop, is 
elaborate. 

The burletta opens in the foyer of 
the Grand Opera House, Paris. Mar- 
gurite Mortimer and Nicodemus, are 
introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Daniel 
Webster Finnegan, two Irish comedy 
characters with their two daughters, 
doing Paris under the direction of a 
female Cook's guide. The opening en- 
semble is lively,^ with the girls in 
tights. The story is that Baron 
Shantyclair, a French nobleman, 
(played by Ed. Rogers with Italian ac- 
cent) has an affinity in La Jollier, a 
concert hall singer (Nellie Watson), 
The Baroness (Florence Belmont), be- 
comes aware of her husband's attach- 
ment for the singer and decides to be- 
come revenged by making love to Jean 
De Resky, the milliner. 

The latter two are caught together 
by the Baron. He decides to make 
away with DeResky and to this end, 
hires Mike and Ike, two soldiers, to 
throw a bomb in the shop of the mil- 
liner. The soldiers are Billy W. Wat- 
son and Joe Buckley. They furnish 
the comedy by their efforts to be regu- 
lar anarchists and by falling in love 
with the two daughters of Finnegan 
(Margie Austin and Rose Lavelle). 
The four have a song and dance, re- 
peatedly encored. 

The opening scene has several good 
musical numbers. Following the en- 
semble Margie Austin sings "My 
Cavalier," with the chorus working 
behind her. This is quickly followed 
by Miss Belmont singing "Two-Step 



BRIGHTON THEATRE. 

Even though this is the last week 
but one of the closing of the season 
at the seaside theatres, the bill at the 
Brighton is quite up to the standard 
set by those that have preceded it. 

The show is commenced by Jeter 
and Rogers, a comedy skating act with 
the woman in a "Sis Hopkins" make- 
up doing the comedy. The man is the 
"straight." They get a number of 
laughs and are a good team in the 
opening position. Thompson and 
Oakland (New Acts) are "No. 2." 

They were followed by the Two 
Pucks In character songs and dances. 
The first part was rather slow. 
The closing in "one," which is a 
"tough" burlesque on the "Merry 
Widow" waltz is what placed them 
among the evening's favorites. Harry 
Breen, "No. 4," was a little bit hoarse 
but in spite of this, easily the hit of 
the bill. 

The first part was closed by Julius 
Steger and Co. In "The Fifth Com- 
mandment." This playlet holos me 
interest as of old and Mr. Steger's 
work is always charming. The act 
went big. 

Bert Howard and John T. Ray (New 
Acts, opened the second part. Mile. 
Bianca (New Acts) came next. 

Melville and Higglns, in cross-fire 
talk airing family troubles, get the 
laughs. The team work caught the 
house. 

"The Phantastic Phantoms" were 
down in the closing position. This 
act has been known to do better work 
than that presented early this week. 



Zena Keith has been booked over 
the Sulllvan-Considlne time by M. S. 
Bentham. 

Tempest and Sunshine, booked by 
Jack Levy, will open on the United 's 
eastern time at Newark, Sept. 26. 



Glide," during which the chorus do a 
"rag" dance. 

• • 

The second scene, exterior of De 
Resky's shop, has but one number, the 
greater part of the time being taken 
up by Watson, Buckley and Rogers, 
with foolish talk, after which Miss 
Watson with the "broilers" sing 
"Cutle," a pretty number. The girls 
look well in their little lingerie 
dresses. The kidding of the audience 
is all right, but the kissing of men in 
the boxes might be dropped. 

At the opening of the third scene, 
(Interior of De Resky's shop), all of 
the "show girls" are in long train 
stunning dresses. What is most re- 
markable is that the girls carry them- 
selves as though they were perfectly 
familiar with these sort of gowns. 
Here the Freeman Brothers have a 
song and dance called "You Are My 
Butterfly." In this number the chorus 
are in tights with a transparent over- 
dress of red, which, while effective, is 
the one cheap-looking costume that is 
visible throughout the evening. 

The finale comes rather unexpected- 
ly and is not as strong as it might he. 
More action on the stage by principals 
and chorus would help this out. 

Aside from a few minor faults the 
"Girls From Happyland" are offering 
three solid hours of good snappy en- 
tertainment. 



VARIETY 



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RUNAWAY GIRLS. 

Jack Reid is the whole thing this 
season with "The Runaway Girls," as 
he was last year. Reid must be given 
credit, for although he has not turned 
out anything more than a fairly en- 
tertaining show he has greatly im- 
proved upon last year's production. 

The opening piece is called by an 
up-to-date name at least. "The Avia- 
tors" moves along smoothly, suffer- 
ing mostly through poor arrangement 
which is the trouble with the whole 
show. Reid wrote and staged "The 
Aviators." The first half hour of the 
show is taken up with music, not 
more than three lines being spoken 
in that length of time. The com- 
edy rests more in the dialog than in 
the action. There are no bits of busi- 
ness to speak of although the inevi- 
table "man from the west with his 
big gun" creeps into the piece for no 
reason. 

The two tramp idea for comedians 
seems to be popular this season. It 
is the old Ward and Vokes thing come 
to life again. 

The after piece is purely farce. 
Whether the farce idea is a mistake 
in a burlesque show or not remains 
a question. The numbers and music 
were almost entirely suspended dur- 
ing the farce, and therein lies the 
mistake. The girls are a big attrac- 
tion with a burlesque show and when 
they are off the stage a half hour at 
a time, it is too long. Reid has not 
used good judgment in mixing His 
comedy and numbers. Instead of in- 
termingling the two important in- 
gredients, each is taken separately. 
All the numbers come together and 
all. the comedy the same. 

There is not enough comedy strewn 
through the first half. Practically 
two bits leave out the fun making en- 
tirely. These two bits, crosstalk be- 
tween two of the women principals, 
and cross-talk between two of the 
men, contains good material and is 
funny but there is no action to go with 
it. No numbers stand out particu- 
larly, although none is poor. 

The chorus of sixteen girls stack up 
fairly well as to looks and show an 
evident desire to work. The looks 
in one or two instances cannot be 
blamed upon the girls for it would be 
impossible for anyone to look well in 
some of the costumes that have been 
dished out to this outfit. With 
the poor go the good also. There 
is one very pretty costume worn dur- 
ing a "rag" dance lead by Jack Elli- 
ott and Alice Wilson. It was a sou- 
bret arrangement which the girls car- 
ried nicely. Tights made their ap- 
pearance now and again but were not 
favored. 

Reid leads the principals and is al- 
ways in evidence. In the opening as 
a "swell tramp" he does exceedingly 
well getting away from his usual Irish 
character entirely, and shows a keen 
sense of humor along the right lines. 
Reid's stuff is all clean cut and straight- 
forward, an1 their is always a reason 
for it. The Irish character crops out 
in the afterpiece. He is a high class 
Irishman doing his best work in the 
character however in an olio sketch 
with Frank Wakefield. Ella Reid Gil- 
bert is featured with Reid in the bill- 
ing, but does not figure prominently 
in the proceedings at any time. 



J. Sheriff Mackey is the second 
tramp in the burlesque, not having 
the scope of the star. He does fairly 
well, although suffering in compari- 
son. In the farce Mackey is also 
handicapped by a lack of opportunity. 
The little seen of his "rube" sheriff 
was very good, so good that the role 
should be extended. 

Frank L. Wakefield plays the 
"straight" in the opening, carrying 
his clothes well and adding a dressi- 
ness to the proceedings. There is 
little for him to do and it is only in 
the olio, with his "dope fiend" that he 
shines. Frank Williamson is the "bad 
man" in the opening and gets as 
much out of the shooting comedy part 
as anyone possibly could. It is a role 
that has long ceased to be funny and 
could be dropped without being 
missed. 

In the closing farce Williams has a 
small bit as a Doctor. It only lasts 
a minute or two but is good while it 
lasts. 

Jack Elliott is a "straight" man 
with a corking voice that for some 
reason or other he is not allowed to 
use. Elliott looks well in both pieces, 
but in the farce where he has an im- 
portant role he is inclined to be a bit 
stagey and rants a great deal. 

In women principals the show is 
weak. There is really only one girl 
who has anything to do aside from 
Miss Gilbert. Winifred Greene is the 
soubret. She leads several numbers, 
changes her clothes as many times 
and also does a specialty in the olio. 
Little Miss Greene (she appears very 
young) has plenty of ginger and go, 
but doesn't seem to know just where 
to place it for the most returns. Her 
voice is above the average, and this 
also she doesn't seem to know just 
how to handle. Miss Greene shows to 
best advantage in the olio when she 
gets to her hard shoe dancing which 
makes her a hit. One song too many 
is used in the specialty. There is 
over much of her in the show to al- 
low of her singing three songs in the 
olio besides the dance. Some coach- 
ing and a year's experience in burl- 
esque should do Winifred a lot of 
good. 

Pert Croix and Alice Wilson as a 
"sister act" in the first part have 
something to do, leading a couple of 
numbers and being mixed up in some 
business. In the farce Alice Wilson 
fades away to the chorus, while Miss 
Croix has a very small part which she 
handles nicely. 

Rene Aubrey is a sort of a prima 
donna with a capital voice that she 
should be allowed to use more often. 
After the opening she is not heard 
again in song. A duet with Jack Elli- 
ott would be an attractive number as 
both have voices away ahead of the 
burlesque standard. 

The olio consists of two acts, Wini- 
fred Greene and Reid, Wakefield and 
Co. The latter is a long sketch ar- 
rangement with Wakefield's "dore 
flend" featured. It is allowed to run 
too long. 

Peter S. Clarke has the makings of 
a fairly good show In this year's 
"Runaway Girls" although he has 
spent no great amount of money on 
either the company or the production. 
Working should improve the show 
fifty per cent. Dash. 



RENTZ-STANLEY. 

It is a "New Rentz-StanJey" show, 
as the program says. Jack Mason 
"presents" it "by arrangement with 
Abe Leavitt." So the name of Leavitt 
remains linked with "Rentz-Stanley." 
Mr. Mason staged the production. 
This information the program also 
gives, adding that the two-act piece 
is "The Rollicking Girlies." 

Mr. Mason staged Frederick Thomp- 
son's "Girlies," which played at the 
New Amsterdam all the summer. Mr. 
Mason can stage numbers. It doesn't 
have to be admitted. The evidence 
is there. The "numbers" in the 
"Rentz-Stanley" show have an indi- 
viduality that removes the chorus peo- 
ple in them from "burlesque." The 
stage is given the atmosphere of 
Broadway. Girls and boys look real, 
in the carrying of themselves, and in 
the dressing. 

It may be said that the "numbers" 
as "put on" as far as the inevitable 
dancing goes in each, do not vary suf- 
ficiently. The same dance step or 
steps are repeated. Perhaps It is 
because the choristers knew but little, 
and could not be taught much more. 
Or perhaps for a production in bur- 
lesque Mr. Mason was held to a lim- 
ited expense account. Anyway, in 
the staging of the numbers Mr. Mason 
did his duty well. 

But the Rentz-Stanley show is short 
of good comedy, and has dialog seem- 
ingly home made. No author is given 
the credit for a story, and none is 
needed. 

The settings are a "Department 
Store" and "Actor's Fair" (or "Roof 
Garden"). Each is familiar, as is any 
amount of everything else. The two 
parts drag. The fun in the first 
act is striven for through a couple 
of comedians becoming store "dum- 
mies." In the midst of this Frankie 
Bailey has an undressing bit behind 
a screen, while employed as model In 
the store. The comedians presum- 
ably observe her undressing, with side 
remarks ad lib or otherwise. These 
two comedians (Jimmy Conners and 
Clarence Wilbur, both featured) are 
at first convicts, much as Cook and 
Lorenz were In "The Motor Girl," and 
later are tramps, such as many others 
have been. 

In the second act, Messrs. Connors 
and Wilbur gave "an act," including 
parodies, talk, and further on, the 
"school room," with Connors as the 
teacher. Wilbur played In this as 
the bad boy in tramp make up. In 
the second act also, Pearl Reid and 
Fred Russell had a "sister act." Rus- 
sell costumed himself in grotesque 
ballet dress, and with his long legs 
earned some laughs. Earlier in the 
performance, the act would have gone 
over big. 

What did go well were the "'num- 
bers." "Under the Yum Yum Tree," 
sung by Miss Held and C. F. Fagin 
followed with a strong score after 
the opening chorus. "Sleepy Head," 
by Florence Virginia, in "kid" make 
up. with some chorus girls garbed the 
same, was a gallery riot. The crowd 
on the stage threw rubber balls in the 
audience. 'Tig enough. 

Miss Virginia afterwards had an- 
other song In "Jungle Band" and it 



seemed to fit her better than the "kid" 
selection, although she played a daugh- 
ter in the piece. 

A very large percentage of the show 
seemed to appeal upstairs more than 
the orchestra floor. The Columbia 
Monday evening held a big house. The 
gallery was packed, the balcony near- 
ly so, and the orchestra well filled. 

Another number to make a noisy hit 
was "Moonlight on Broadway" with 
rather an old fashioned electrical ef- 
fect, introduced for an exit after some 
ordinary dancing. It was encored 
several times. A pretty costumed 
red fire scheme closed the first act, 
and received two curtain calls. The 
arrangement here, with tights galore 
(led by Miss Bailey) caught the ap- 
plause. 

The chorus girls are a good look- 
ing bunch when costumed for numbers. 
n "straight" dressing, such as when 
the six girls and boys had "Love Like 
That" to themselves, the young wo- 
men did not display any comeliness, 
although wearing the dressy clothes 
well enough. 

The opening of the second part is 
too slow, caused by Harry Prince sing- 
ing "When the Old Oaken Bucket." 
There should have been a lively num- 
ber there, or at least one of that sort 
to come right after. It was some lit- 
tle time before "Fritzi Hall" (unpro- 
gramed) sang "O Mister Moon." 

To the sixteen young women of the 
chorus might be added the equivalent 
in choristers to Frankie Bailey. The 
answer to that should be sixteen, for 
Miss Bailey can attract more attention 
by herself than a full line. Her 
"flgger" is still there, down to the 
ankles. 

Miss Reid is the soubret, stout and 
lively as a cash boy, taking on most 
of the work assigned to the women. 
Her stage name is Lena Genster. 

Merva Williams is one of the prin- 
cipal women, good looking and dress- 
ing better in her tailor made of the 
first act, than the black dress worn 
in the second part. Her hjimber, 
"Back to My Old Town" counted for 
something early, when the dance steps 
were new. Belle Miller played a 
store detective brusquely. 

Excepting a few remarks that could 
not be considered off-color under the 
conditions uttered, there is nothing 
against the words or actions unless 
the unnecessary use of the word 
"Hell" by Miss Reid be noticed. It 
did not fit in nor sound right. 

The dressing of the show is tasteful, 
and the music well chosen. The 
Columbia orchestra of thirteen pieces 
did its share. The songs arrive of- 
ten enough to break up the tedious- 
ness of the "punning" talk. If Mr. 
Mason did nothing but stage the num- 
bers, he should secure some one to 
build up the comedy end. This will 
include new dialog most likely. There 
is no point in the performance where 
both could not. be inserted. 

The "Rentz-Stanley" show will do 
business. There is something at- 
tractive about it. If the comedy is 
looked after, the show should do 
big business all along the route. It 
is too early in the season to look for 
perfection; Mr. Mason has plenty of 
time. He has started in his first 
season as a burlesque manager, with 
a real show. Bfme. 



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VARIETY 



AMERICAN. 

The American bill doesn't boast of 
a masked beauty, a French pantomime 
dance nor even an aspirant for the 
heavyweight title this week, neverthe- 
less the house was comfortably filled 
Monday night and the audience seem- 
ed to enjoy the show from beginning 

to end. 

The Magnanl Family opened with 
their musical novelty, and although 
forced to work to about a score of peo- 
ple, made a good Impression. Opening 
the bill at this house is quite a task. 

After Alfred K. Hall (New Acts) 
came W. E. Whittle with his vontrilo- 
quial offering "Back at the White- 
house." Whittle's appearance is sure 
of a hand and this made things easy 
for him thereafter. Although in third 
position they were still arriving and 
this hampered the ventriloquist 

greatly. 

Matthews and Bannon in "The Bat- 
tle of Too Soon" proved a faughing 
hit. While some of the ltaies went 
by unnoticed the finish gathered in a 
handy amount of applause. 

Count and Countess Chllo presented 
their mind reading specialty. Billed 
aa "The Mind Reading, Thought Trans- 
ferring Marvel of the Century" the 
Countess fell considerably Bhort of the 
expected mark. Another case of erro- 
neous billing. 

Johnny Ford pulled down one of the 
hits of the bill with his singing and 
dancing, being forced to the limit. Ford 
is one of the best of eccentric dancers 
and has a first class repertoire of 
songs, finishing with "Casey Jones." 
Ford is assisted by a pianist who 
scored an individual hit with his solo. 

Ed. Blondell closed the first part, 
and took comedy honors with no 
trouble at all. Mr. Blondell has a 
new girl In the act. While not quite 
up to her predecessor she handles her 
part nicely. 

The Four Banjo Fiends (New Acts) 
opened the second part, followed by 
Julian Eltinge. Eltinge scored the 
usual Eltinge hit, finishing with a 
speech. 

Julian Rose was the undisputed hit 
of the bill for comedy, every line of 
his monolog pulling down a laugh. 
Rose has a medley on Lauder's songs 
for an encore that will beat the best. 
Prince Kanazawa Japs (New Acts). 

Wynn. 



HERE'S BILLY GOULD. 

By WILLIAM GOULD. 



IlKN HARRIS UPWARD BOUND. 

Atlantic City, Sept. 1. 

When Sam Bernard contributed $2,- 
r»00 to Ben Harris' bank account, he 
did more than relieve the manager of 
Young's Pier theatre of one green 
automobile, marked "troublesome." 
Mr. Bernard sent Mr. Harris in the 
aerial flying business along enjoyment 
Hues. 

The latest is that Harris has about 
purchased a flying machine, and will 
experiment himself. He wants the high 
altitude record. The first week busi- 
ness falls off at the theatre, Mr. Har- 
ris will likely attain it. 

The airship is going to be a Curtiss. 
When the fliers were here recently, 
Mr. Harris rode with Glen Curtiss. 
The trip was forty feet long, and nine 
feet high. 



Important Note— -The trained fleas 
close their engagement at Hammer- 
stein's Sunday night. They are a 
big draw. (They draw ten times 
their weight.) 



Dr. Lee N. Perin (sounds like Wor- 
cestershire Sauce) takes the fleas' 
place down stairs Labor Day. 



"Baby Mine" was the first of the 
several productions on Broadway to 
land a hit. Marguerite Clark and 
Walter Jones are very prominent In 
it. 



Billle Burke, the delightful actress, 
is mad at Blllie Burke, the manager 
of "The Maid of Mystery." What's 
in a name? 

Brice and King showed the patrons 
of K. P.'s 6th Ave. Theatre a nice 
classy act, last week. 

Irene Romalne, who does a very 
pretty and a successful specialty is 
in town. Here is an opportunity 
for Borne eastern managers who cry 
for new faces. Pretty face, too. 



Hyams and Mclntyre are doing 
great things to them in Chicago with 
their dainty musical comedy, "The 
Girl of My Dreams." That isn't all. 
They are going to repeat the trick in 
New York and stay here for a long 
run. 



While John Jess was playing in 
Spokane a few years ago, in stock, a 
certain vaudeville actor who Is known 
as a very "tight wad" came into town. 
John invited Mr. Tight Wad and his 
friends over to a business man's club 
for the week. The club served sand- 
wiches, made of chicken, lettuce and 
egg. The sandwiches were delicious 
— all but the price, which was twenty- 
five cents per sandwich. John told 
the waiter to tell Mr. Tight Wad and 
his friends that the sandwiches were 
free and whatever his friends ate to 
charge to him, a matter of $11.25. 
Mr. Tight Wad said they were the 
best sandwiches he ever tasted. 

Act. II. 

Mr. Tight Wad and his friends came 
into the club the following night and 
had a long loving conversation with 
about four dozen of the sandwiches. 
As they were leaving and assuring 
the waiter that they would be in every 
night during the week the waiter pre- 
sented Mr. Tight Wad with a check 
for $13.60 (beer and sandwiches). 
The puzzle Is: Did Mr. Tight Wad 
keep his word and come back every 
night left in that week? 



Tops, Topsy and Tops have been 
booked over the Orpheum circuit. 



Another Puzzle — Who are all those 
vaudeville agents around the Cadillac 
Hotel. Just to show you how much 
one of these seventeen-year-old as- 
tute boys knows, he told me Joe 
Welch was the greatest actor In the 
world. Why — was? Joe is still 
alive. 



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MAJESTIC (Lyman D. Glover, mgr. ; agent, 
Orpheum Circuit).— Every five or six weeks 
the committee of guessers send a wholly good 
bill out this way. Monday afternoon disclosed 
a show which built up from the start, showed 
variety In its composition and morticed In 
nicely from end to end. While It may prop- 
erly be question that Aubrey Boucicault and 
Co. and Richard Nadrage (both New Acts) 
can rate equal to the company they are keep- 
ing, the heavy dramatic sketch and the ven- 
triloquist add a quota of variation which makes 
the rest of the bill better because they are In. 
The opening act, Howard and Bernard, didn't 
class, but Scheda's scenic production of skill- 
ful violin playing gave the merit marks an 
early enough start. Scheda must think hi* 
scenery Is worth while or he would not carry 
It. Certainly It gets his act away from the 
ordinary; but the amount of "stalling" against 
the real start of the number when the har- 
mony began seemed to be a detriment rather 
than an asset. His delightful playing brought 
him three strong curtains before he came 
through with an encore. Rather unpreten- 
tiously Introduced Winfleld Douglas and Mos- 
crop Sisters showed these audiences a "three- 
art" as classy as any of Its predecessors dis- 
closed in months. They dance better than any 
of the one-man-two-glrl formations we have 
had; the sisters look nice, Douglas Is rather en- 
gaging as a comedian and the trio sing well 
enough. In the matter of dress the girls show 
four changes, all attractive but none elabor- 
ate, and Douglas gets out of a business suit 
Into evening clothes for the finish. Some day 
this ktnd of an act is going to be staged with- 
out the two girls dressing exactly alike and 
without everything running in set routine— the 
man in the middle and the girls working both 
ends (there would be charm in the change). 
In fourth position the Hanlons made a huge 
success of their panto-absurdity. At different 
points In the act the audience gave applause 
for good deeds accomplished In volume to make 
any act happy at Its finish. The double clown- 
ing was artistically done, the <vork before the 
"mirror" and the exceedingly clever "dream" 
work bringing outbursts of applause. The 
tricks and surprises all worked out fine, and 
the act entire was an unqualified hit. Vaude- 
ville needs the Hnnlons and their expert dis- 
plays. A second riot of applause burst forth 
between songs and at the finish of Camllle 
Ober's wonderously artistic Inning. She did 
most of her singing In her second costume, a 
nifty Tyrolean outfit which displayed her 
natural charms and made a beautiful "sight" 
feature while her auditors listened to the 
marvels of her vocallsms. She was provided 
with a dainty setting, but the effect was 
marred by the appearance of the property-man 
who dodged out at times to change her an- 
nouncement cards upon the easel. In many 
theatres a card-boy in a natty page uniform 
Is employed to perform like services, but 
here he is non est (whatever that Is). The best 
black-face act this side of Mclntyre and Heath 
followed the phenomenal vocalist, and when 
Conroy and Lemalre had walked away the 
house had been alternately laughing and 
screaming for the length of time they had been 
on view. The final discussion of their pin- 
ochle dispute by the men in an upper box 
clapped a corking finish to a dandy act. The 
fourth and biggest clean-up of the show fell 
to Taylor, Kranzman and White who demon- 
strated that "next to closing" In this house Is 
"tough" only In accord with the merit of the 
act pitted against the task. They "got their 
stuff over" with a slam-bang which awakened 
the echoes and five curtain calls followed the 
finish. One fair lady tossed them a bunch of 
roses from a box and somebody sent another 
bunch down the aisle. At 4.10 the Royal Japs 
started to close the shew. The afternoon was 
■»ne of unusual pleasure for patrons of Mr. 
Kohl's million dollar theatre. WALT. 



AMERICAN IWm. Morris, Inc., mgr. and 
agent).— The first all-specialty bill of the new 
season shows a fair amount of entertaining 
value, with Zona Vcvey, retained for a second 
and her last week In America, displaying the 
overshadowing class of the arrangement. If 
Zona really has twenty songs up her sleeve she 
Is cheating Chlcagoans out of seventeen, for 
on Tuesday evening she repeated last week's 
selections: at that s»he easily scored the artistic 
success of the bill. The other acts, excepting 
"Cleopatra Kn Masque," may be considered a3 
vaudeville specialties of the conventional sort: 
excellent In entertainment value as most of 
them. Through a combination of circum- 
stances over which she had no control, Vanity 
was placed to open the show for her last week 
In vaudeville. Her specialty fared mighty 
well In the applause line, even though the 
early position found late arrivals toddling to 
their seats. Eddie Foley had four songs, well 
liked. Every onp of Frank Bush's tales, an- 
cient or modern, brought laughs. Conway and 
Leland's monopedc manoeuvers served as an 
excellent opener for the last half. Whitehead 
and Grlerr»on were welcomed as old favorites. 
Another favorite act. the Tirol hers Cooper, also 
got a resounding "welcome home." Juggling 
Girls are a pretty act which Rets up against 
It every time at this house. When seen here 
first they opened the show one week, closed it 
the next, and now come back to land again 
In closing position. Looking at the "Cleo- 



patra" thing from another angle than the front 
of fake and huncomb it presents, one is in- 
clined to think It a great pity that in Jour- 
neying hither from the "soft money" marts of 
Forty-second Street the snake didn't bite the 
girl on the Erie, along about Cambridge 
Springs. WALT. 

ALHAMBRA (Weber Bros., mgrs.)— South- 
slders congregated Monday night in numbers 
sufficient to fairly fill the house. The man- 
ner In which L. Lawrence Weber's "Dainty 
Duchess" was received betokened satisfaction 
although real enthusiasm was lacking. In 
presenting "Bradley from Wall Street," the 
first part, and "Sultan for a Day," the bur- 
lesque, the conventional has not been suffi- 
ciently departed from to warrant credit for 
any Innovations. The olio which splits the 
books has merit of a passing class, the Wat- 
son Sisters, in songs and a fair dance ; Baker- 
DeVoe Trio, comedy acrobats, and Lewis and 
Green, In their unconventional talking act, 
with singing, complete the specialty roster. 
The Watson girls are to be complimented 
upon their enterprise in the matter of ward- 
robe, the acrobats pass with credit for getting 
laughs without offering much cause for vio- 
lent mirth, and the talking act goes as the 
hit of the vaudeville interlude. The "Swede" 
started the laughs from his seat In the audi- 
ence, and when the drop was raised dis- 
closing the "restaurant" the house laughed and 
commented while the comedy signs held the 
stage for a couple of minutes. All told 
the act cleaned up pretty well. The comedy 
in burlesque and first part principally de- 
volves upon Joe Morris and J. Maurice Hold- 
en. The Morris "Jew" is for the most part 
a cleanly character in make-up. speech and 
action, Innuendo being about as deep as he 
cuts the rlskey cards. His small stature 
helps him to some laughs in a few situa- 
tions and through the first part be works 
along rather legitimate lines. Toward the 
close of the burlesque, however, he resorts 
to the Jolly old "bladder." To be sure the 
book does not help him far, for it really can- 
not be classed as an especially modern or 
effective work. The title of the burlesque 
explains its "plot." an ancient subterfuge at 
best. The comedy bits are none of them very 
modern, the auction block and "harem" in- 
cidents having been fire-proofed over and over 
again, and the chief bet (the manoeuverings 
of a pocket-edition navy) "Happened in Nord- 
land" years ago. Not because but rather in 
spite of these olden methods the laughs are 
numerous and sounded healthy Monday night ; 
but it must be recorded that the bladder 
fetched the heaviest outbursts. Holden plays 
woman character without much unction ; his 
old maid of the first part is translated to 
the Sultan's harem changing only in the 
manner of dress from skirts to bloomers. The 
old girl Is not a particularly buoyant creature, 
but Holden gets credit for preventing her be- 
coming offensive. Almost any woman could 
get more out of the part than he does, and 
just why a woman Isn't playing It L. Law- 
rence only knows. The minor characters are 
passed around to the olio men, Sam Green 
getting over a very good comedy effect as the 
Sultans "army" in the burlesque. Turning 
to the women, there are but three principals : 
May Walsh and Fanny and Kitty Watson. 
The chorus embraces fifteen women. They are 
kept tolerably busy with about a dozen ward- 
robe shifts, the dressing being attractive and 
in some cases remarkably sightly. The girls 
go from dresses to full tights twice, backing 
soloists ; a kiltie outfit, a pajama and "nigh- 
tie" frame up and several different skirt show- 
ings of various lengths being also employed, 
the figures being largely hidden only once 
when six lassies In train gowns work In a 
number with Fanny Watson. For daintiness 
and class May Walsh gets the ribbon. She 
is seen to excellent advantage In some pretty 
gowns, leads her selections with grace and 
dash and looks bewitching in the blue silk 
knickerbockers and high kid boots to match 
In which she marshals the Sultan's army 
In their lavender-legged parade. The Wat- 
son Sisters, different types, are stunning In 
a manner all their own. They are clothed 
superbly, change so often that the count Is 
lost and whenever either of them is In evi- 
dence they beautify their surroundings. This 
Is especially true of the girl who Is one size 
larger than her sister ; she has an abundance 
of magnetism and gets across the footlights 
to the fullest extent with everything she 
undertakes. WALT. 

FOLLY (John A. Fennessy, mgr.).— Gor- 
don & North's "World of Pleasure" started 
the "Wheel" revolving officially for this 
house Sunday afternoon. This Is one of the 
show* which commercial fates threw Into the 
lap of the Empire Circuit magnates, and caused 
them to start from their erstwhile beds of ease 
and get a move on. That the shows thus far 
witnessed In the preliminary weeks of the sea- 
son have Improved is unquestioned; but when 
the best of the lot Is compared with "World 
of Pleasure" proof Is at hand that the "old 
guard" have felt but a quiver of rejuvenation. 
The youngsters in burlesque production have 
set a runaway pace In all essentials. The book 
in use for this unit In the Gordon & North 
trinity was made known In houses of another 



VARIETY 



17 



BACK FROM A VACATIO 



BILLY FARNON « CLARK SISTERS 



Open the Season at the FIFTH AVENUt , NEXT WEEK (Sept. 0,) 



Management, AL. SUTHERLAND 



Adamn. Don Roth Is programed as author 
class as "Playing the Ponies" by Yorko and 
of the book and Julian Alfred has staged the 
production. The wisdom of converting a 
musical comedy to uses in houses where 
ancient "burlesque" have served time will be 
watched with more than passing interest; but 
It can be said now, without equivocation, that 
as far as entertaining value is concerned the 
idea is proving a whooping success. "World 
of Pleasure" is a refreshing relief from the 
previously established round. There Is a well- 
defined and cleverly-demonstrated plot, Inter- 
esting even if it is not puzzlingly entangled; 
much real money has been invested in scenic 
mountings and costuming and in all particu- 
lars it Lb a "production" In fact. The Folly 
-"grips" cleared the stage of everything move- 
able, leaving only an act-drop hanging close 
against the fire-curtain; and to handle the 
scenic mountings, properties and lights ten 
extra men are working this week. The story, 
although continuous, is logically divided into 
two sections, each complete In itself and with 
a consistent climax. The first act, running 
an hour and ten minutes, shows an exterior 
setting, tasteful and adequate, depleting a 
vista of Sheepshead Bay race-track, club-house 
and grand-stand. The second half is such an 
effective replica of Luna Park that one can 
almost smell the Coney Island frankfurters; 
this scene in particular shows attention to de- 
tail, lighting and effects which make for dis- 
play beautiful in itself. One senses the un- 
usual with a first glance at the printed pro- 
gram. The characters have coupled with 
their stage names a line of "horse lore" mod- 
eled after "form at a glance" essayed by turf- 
writers; Instead of Essie, Tessle and Bessie the 
nineteen cholrsters are named for horses, with 
a witty reference to personality, or their share 
In the proceedings. The rising curtain dis- 
closes activities at the track. The costuming 
here Is an example of the full run; the girls 
are variously gowned, and In only a few 
special Instances are duplicates used for en- 
semble scenes. As the show advances some 
few of the girls are changing costumes all the 
time, a few of the previous dresses being car- 
ried over from scene to scene with an effect 
which lends brilliancy and bewilders when a 
count of changes Is attempted. A majority of 
the girls change clothes probably a dozen 
times, more or less. The material shows even 
to the unskilled that material of the finest tex- 
ture has been made Into designs of brilliant 
effectiveness; but there Is nothing gaudy, for 
the color schemes and blendings have been 
worked out in a manner to impel Blncerest ad- 
miration. The lengths run train, ankle and 
knee, with occasjonal glimpses of anatomy 
through silt skirts. Just at the very fall of 
the final curtain one change to pony-pants 
discloses the only real flash the audience has 
of thirty-eight legs undisguised, and so pleas- 
ing is the prospect that it is regrettable that 
the glimpse Is practically wasted; the habit 
burlesque audiences have formed, through past 
experiences, finds the audience on the retreat 
before the girls come well Into view. This close 
Is a part-repetition of the opening number with 
which H. Terry and Eva Mull started pro- 
ceedings a pretty song, "I've Got the Ring," 
etc., which carried wltb it, as indeed all the 
numbers do, some original formations, prettily 
worked out. With encores the effect described 
a chain of prettily costumed girls running 
across the front of the stage to emerge again 
at the back, repeated often and always changed 
in poses. Another particularly effective group- 
ing was used In "The Oarden of Love," led by 
Ed Lovitt and Pay Tunis. In darkness a tiny 
house is placed at the back of the stage, and 
around It Is erected a fence; the girls kneel 
in a circle around the "yard" while the prin- 
cipals lead. Eva Mull has a number, cutely 
done, "Rag Baby"; and Fay Tunis gets away 
with credit at the head of "Lady Killing 
Kilties," down toward the close. One num- 
ber which might, If expedient, be built up by 
the advent of the chorus is "My Yiddisher Col- 
leen," by Will Fox, Harry Marks Stewart and 
the Misses Tunis and Mull. Tho quartet didn't 
seem to get it over as strong as might be de- 
sired. Six men help the girls through the 
ensembles, and when the principals are added 
to a scene the stage is filled. The company is 
made up of clever people generally, the chorus 
keeping pace in ability wfth most of the 
principals with a resulting good effect. Fox and 
Stewart represent a pair of clean Hebrews. 
Their wardrobe, make-up and method are 
clean and they get their laughs on legitimate 
claims. There is only one questionable bit c* 
business Indulged In, a bit of kicking and 
spitting, which Is in very bad taste and should 
be eliminated. Otherwise the book and busi- 
ness are absolutely clean and commendable. 
Ah for laughs, the results prove that an audi- 
ence may be kept In continuous outbursts of 
merriment without resorting to vulgarity. The 
restaurant scene in the last act fairly bristles 
with brightness and the laughs pile high. Fox 
and Stewart provoke the fund and Dorothy 
La Mar feeds the "straight" business fault- 
lessly. This girl would offer a clean credit 
slip If she would add one more dress to her 
wardrobe; she wears a cerise gown three parts 
of the time, and has a parasol which doesn't 
match. Possibly these may be small things 
for fault-finding, but In a production so per- 
fectly guarded An other details, even these 
little shortcomings are magnified. Eva Mull 
Is a classy little mite, full of vivacity. Terry 
plays with a light-comedy understanding which 
is refreshing. He has a snappy way with him 
that counts mightily In the success of the per- 
fomance. A pillar of strength Is Harry E. 
Yost, who playa a "straight" with evidences 



of an ability rare In burlesque; he puts over 
a "Satan" bit In remarkably good shape, and 
at all times booBts general results. Fay Tunis 
contributes not only good looks, but a sin- 
cerity of purpose which atones for what she 
sometimes does not quite accomplish; while 
she fails to always convince, she Is everlast- 
ingly trying and has the makings of a clever 
performer if .-he will but persevere. Ed Lovett 
is entitled to special praise. He presents a 
manly front, has a fine voice when considered 
from the standpoint of tone and volume, and 
puts across his songs splendidly. He acts 
well, too. In personality he is a reminder of 
Joe Howard, although not a copy; but he has 
the same easy method, a clear enunciation and 
is built somewhat along the same physical 
lines. In the final scene a considerable num- 
ber of laughs are gained through reference 
to "Hell," a Luna Park concession which 
shows in the frame-up. An oddity is the en- 
trance of the principals in this act, sliding 
down a wooden "chute" to the stage. Num- 
berless bits of originalities are disclosed all 
through the show; nothing is done in any 
way recalling previous methods of staging a 
production. It's a great show. WALT. 

STAR AND GARTER (Wm. Beebe, mgr.).— 
The reopening of this beautiful theatre was 
more of an event last Sunday than was the 
fact that the "Fads and Follies" had arrived 
to start the "Wheel" season; for shows may 
come and shows may go but, outside of 
Manhattan, this remains the model burlesque 
theatre of America. When the season closed 
last spring decorators were turned loose and 
when the house opened for the current period 
the Interior presented a completely changed 
appearance. The ceiling, which was originally 
a smooth spread of plastering, has been beau- 
tified by the addition of eleven heroic figures 
of draped women, fixed in a circle around the 
edge of the dome. Panels have been supplied 
and the whole ceiling and Interior has been 
decorated in white and gold in oil. The Sun- 
day night audience was an example of what 
cleanliness in burlesque means. Husbands and 
wives, young chaps and their best girls and 
family folks almost exclusively occupied the 
orchestra floor, balcony and balcony boxes. 
Women were almost in a majority, and their 
laughter and appreciation of a show presented 
without vestige of suggestlveness marked a 
strong contrast to the guffaws of the "rough 
necks," catered to by a certain element 
among burlesque managers. The house was 
in convulsions of laugher more than half the 
time; there were little laughs and big laughs, 
roars and screams, and the show given by 
Roger Imhof and his assistants can be set 
down as a dynamo of merriment. Imhof dom- 
inated the proceedings with legitimate comedy 
methods, presenting his Celtis character with 
the same mellow touch of naturalness that has 
brought him a reputation for supremacy. In 
both halves of the entertainment the comedy 
proper and the chorus features are practically 
separate institutions. After the story is told 
the girls come on, a few numbers being Inter- 
polated from time to time. An olio of three 
innings is a strengthening feature of the en- 
tertainment. Imhof, Conn and Corinne lead 
the variety section with the time-tried acid- 
tested "Dr. Lauder," starting the period after 
intermission with rounds of laughter. Although 
it may be heresy to suggest improvements 
upon such a venerable vehicle. It would seem 
that a laughing finish would better be sub- 
stituted for pantomime which falls; the deed 
is done when the "lung tester" blows up and 
with that big shout proceedings might better 
end. Gertrude Everett has second place for 
her round of topical ditties. She is a mag- 
netic little girl, with strong individuality and 
puts across her ditties in capital shape. In 
the comedy section of tho show she also plays 
a part with credit. Snyder and Buckley's 
musical act maintains the standard of veteran 
vaulevllle valiantly and with the "two-man- 
band" finish offers novelty to cap-stone an 
entertaining structure which scores heavily. 
Their effort.-* are also prominent in 'he brass- 
band finish of the first-part wherein the entire 
company lines up with some sort of a noise 
maker to brliiK down the curtain in a blare 
of trumpet, clash of drums and a chorus of 
vocal riot. In this inning the sixteen largely 
good looking girls appear in red tights, May 
Hushell leading in a suit of tight-fits in which 
she looks exceedingly nifty. Again at the 
finale comes a further display of female forms, 
the girls showing off nattily in lavender tights 
with Miss Bushel I once more the leader. Mar- 
garet Miles, n lady of plump and pleasing pro- 
portions, has part in the comedy and leads 
effectively a couple of numbers. Suzanne, Cor- 
inne, Miss Hushell and Miss Everett are also 
called upon to sing the lead for numbers and 
get away with flying colors. In the matter 
of costuming the show passes muster fairly 
well, but there is nothing noteworthy In this 
line. "Fads and Follies" will pass further 
on laughs than anything else; of this always 
desirable factor there is an abundance. 

WALT. 



IU'SH TEMPLE (Walter Shaver, mgr.; 
agent. W. V. M. A.).— Bill, 2."». best in some 
time, several of the "try-out" acts showing 
to good advantage. Telsor started with bag 
punching. His cleverness with the mits and 
bagH sent him away with big applause. The 
Elliotts, a couple of harpists, were next to 
prove worthy of better chances, and from tho 
showing should not find trouble In securing 
time. Policy and Krebs presented "Teddy 
the Mighty Hunter in Africa." Two men 
are In the cast, one playing the role of Roose- 



velt and doing exceedingly well, while the 
other has comedy as a Hon. Eventually they 
get down to snapshooting. The Two Mc- 
Canns entertained with singing and dancing. 
Charles F. Haynes introduced "mind read- 
ing" run something on the same lines as 
hypnotic seances, which brought the first real 
laughs of the evening. Numerous other spe- 
cialties were "tried out," but those mentioned 
were the most meritorious. H. R. 



going most of the time. The program was all 
handled with spirit and dash and tho enter- 
tainment as a whole gave splendid satisfac- 
tion. 



CENTURY (L. A. Calvin, mgr.; agent, Earl 

J. Cox). Cool weather has increased the 

attendance. Levlna and Nelusco. opening, 
were well received. La Pearl and Bogart 
pleased with song and dance. A. M. Liver- 
more presented "Loraine," the doll, and did 
nicely, closing the show. For the second half 
of the week an evenly balanced bill. Mar- 
velous Coogan held Interest with comedy rol- 
ler skating. The hit fell to Christopher and 
Ponto. Their Impersonation of the Italian 
character was handled without a flaw. Clos- 
ing, Thomas Mecgan and Co., In "On The 
Q. T.," kept the crowd laughing and held 
them In. II. R. 



The Virginia now stands plone surrounded 
by excavations and material for tho sky- 
scraper which will rise at Halsted and Madi- 
son. It was thought at first that the Virginian 
property might be embraced in tho new struc- 
ture. 



The Warrington, Oak Park, opens Saturday 
night as a stock house with Grace Haywaard 
leading woman in "The Lion and the Mouse." 



Ed R. Lang has returned to his desk In the 
Pantages local office after a month of vacation- 
ing on the Pacific Coast. 



THALIA (Tom Murray, mgr. ; agent, Chas. 
Doutrick).— 20, Tendehoa, a female cartoon- 
ist, opened and pleased. The Three Dales 
brought many laughs with their comedy 
sketch. The hit was Barrett and Earle In 
"Who's Who?" Miss Barrett first appears as 
a stranded actress doing a brief monolog. 
Arthur Earle entertains with whistling. At 
the close, Baby Barrett-Earle was introduced, 
the two-months'-old youngster sharing the ap- 
plause that was accorded the act. Dunbar's 
Goats, well trained, were well received, clos- 
ing the show. H. R. 



Chas. Rohr relates that after two years 
of litigation which Anne E. W. Frazer brought 
against him for alleged infringement of her 

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Somers and Stork, presenting "Jackson's 
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Geo. S. Wood, who lately retired from the 
Colonial's publicity desk, has entered busi- 
ness for himself as a promoter of fruit lands 

in the Irrigated and unirrlgated West. 

Noble and Brooks begin a string of W. V. A. 
bookings next Monday at the Novelty, Topeka, 
Kan., which will carry them through the sea- 
son. Julian and Dyer and Tutz McQulre are 

busy on the Jake Wells time, both acts booked 
on the san e bills for ten weeks more. 



The Velde Trio rested here last week for 
their first lay-off in over six months. They came 
in from the S-C time and last Tuesday opened 
their second season of W. V. M. A. time, play- 
ing fairs In Illinois. Michigan and Wisconsin 

for the present. Dick Crollus and Co. open 

Monday on "Tlnk" Humphries' bookings at 

Rockford. Hayes and Bandy return to their 

old time vaudeville partnership next week, 
booked by "Tlnk" Humphries for Saginaw and 
the Butterfleld time. Bernard and Orth be- 
gan their W. V. M. A. season at Saginaw 
last week. 



Lee Muckenfuss is here from the Casey 
Office, New York, called to the bedside of his 
mother, Mrs. B. S. Muckenfuss. who has been 
111. but who is now convalescing. 

Mabel Barrlson has sold her Barrlson thea- 
tre, Waukegan, to Arthur A. Fruedenfeld, who 
has been local manager since the house 
opened. The house will continue W. V. M. A. 
bookings. 



Two of Chicago's summer shows, "My Cin- 
derella Girl," and "The Girl in the Kimono," 
have taken to the one night stands of the 
middle west. The Whitney show opened last 
Sunday night in Jollet. 

Fred W. Hartmann, Jr., who previously man- 
aged the Lyric, Fort Wayne, has been se- 
lected to manage the Comedy when it opens 
in October. This Is the newly built theatre 
which lasted only a few weeks as a North 
Avenue 10-20 in opposition to Sittner's. 

"Ten-twenties" carrying Paul Goudron's 
booking in the local field have opened, the 
Republic and Sittner's starting last Monday. 
The new Hamlin Avenue will presumably be 
ready for dedication the last week in Sept- 
ember. This house is located half way be- 
tween the Kedzie and the newly opened Lyda, 
both Association houses on the extreme West 
side. 



Frank Ehrendal, of Ehrendal BroB. and Dut- 
ton, acrobats, was injured by a fall during 
the first show at the Grand last Saturday 
night. He was knocked senseless but It was 
thought that, upon his recovery, he would be 
able to work the second show. When time 
came for them to go on a second time, it was 
discovered that Ehrendal's mind had been af- 
fected by the fall and that he was in no con- 
dition to work. This was announced from the 
stage. Suddenly two women arose from the 
audience and ran screaming from the theatre. 
It was discovered that they were the wife 
and sister of Ehrendal ; they had been out 
walking and dropped into the theatre to wit- 
ness the show, knowing nothing of the acci- 
dent earlier In the evening. It Is not thought 



that Ehrendal will be permanently affected 
by the accident, although he received a very 
ugly fall. 



A child born in this city recently to Mr. 
and Mrs. Dick Rutherford of the Hagenback- 
Wallace Shows lived only a few hours. Mrs. 
Rutherford (Almee Sutton) will rejoin the 
show at an early date. News comes from the 
show that owing to another Injury to Mrs. Geo. 
Holland's knee the Hollands may be compelled 
to retire for the rest of the season. 



The Majestic, Montgomery, where dramatic 
stock has been played, returns to Inter State 
vaudeville bookings Labor Day. 



Sam J. Curtis and Co. finished over five 
months of S-C bookings last Saturday and up- 
on their return to Chicago were supplied with 
six additional weeks of Paul Goudron's time, 
opening at the Colonial, Indianapolis, Monday. 

Walter Stanton, through Sol Lowenthal, has 
begun suit against Dramel & De Vail for 
$300, a claim for salary due. The "giant 
rooster'' played Chicago this spring in a 
"Chantecler" act which the firm produced, 
but sufficient bookings could not be secured. 
Stanton was held over for one week without 
his salary being paid. 

The Bonsettl Troupe, now playing Chicago 
lots with the Gentry Show, have been engaged 
by James Matthews for ten weeks of local 
Morris time, starting in February. 



Victor Kremer Is forming a corporation, 
backed by Western capital, for the purpose 
of publishing popular music. Professional 
offices will be maintained in New York, Chi- 
cago and San Francisco as Boon as they can 
be established. 



The Rex began with vaudeville, 25, moving 
pictures having been the offering all summer. 



Burning up good money : The Minnesota 
State Fair is advertising on Chicago bill- 
boards. 



The Linden and President open 20, continu- 
ing Morris vaudeville at 10-20. 



Lee Krause gained such an extensive knowl- 
edge of vaudeville while he was house de- 
tective at the Saratoga, when it was a the- 
atrical hotel, that he Is now a booking agent, 
representing acts exclusively. 



George A. Fair, who has been out of the- 
atricals since he, years ago, was local man- 
ager for Will J. Davis, at the Haymarket, 
will have charge of the Policemen's Benevo- 
lent Association Benefit, which starts, 11, at 
Orchestra Hall. Vaudeville will be presented 
for four weeks, W. V. M. A. bookings sup- 
plying the opening fortnight, and James Mat- 
thews, for William Morris, Inc., the conclud- 
ing half of the term. 



Harrington Reynolds and Jessie Arnold will 
play the leads in "The Rosary," which opens 
the Globe's season next Sunday, produced by 
Rowaland ft Clifford. The piece Is expected 
to run six or eight weeks. . 



The La Salle, rehabilitated and under Harry 
Askin's management, opened Monday with 
"The Sweetest Girl In Paris." Two other 
new plays this week: "The Dollar Mark.'' 



reopening MoVlckers, and "On the Eve," at 
the Chicago. 

12, Elsie Janls, In 'The Slim Princess," will 
replace Montgomery and Stone, in "The Old 
Town," at the Studebaker. 

Trouble brewed for the Sheridan soon after 
Robert Pottinger opened It. The house cl >sed 
after its second week, and its future is in 
abeyance. This is the first real black eye 
the popular and numerous 10-20's have re- 
ceived. The Sheridan is a newly erected 
place. 

Harry Singer, for years connected with the 
La Salle and later with the Princess, has 
been made manager of the Alhambra, Mil- 
waukee. 



James H. Hutton, who has done the Cort's 
press work since the house opened, Joined 
Viola Allen's business staff as special literary 
purveyor In advance, at Minneapolis, Monday. 

Gentry Bros.' Circus continues for another 
week on Chicago lots, six stands in various 
sections of the South Side being this week's 
route. The show gives neighborhood parades 
each day. The show's sixth week In town 
starts next Monday. No Sunday shows are 
given. 

George W. Ledercr and Harry Frazee went 
to New York in advance of "Mme. Sherry," 
which ended Its Chicago run last Saturday 
night at the Colonial. They will both reside 
permanently In Manhattan hereafter. "The Fol- 
lies of 1010" comes to the Colonial. 



William Morris returned to the cast of 
"My Cinderella Girl" for the two closing per- 
formances, at the Whitney, last Saturday. 
"Alma, Where Do You Live?" Is underlined 
for 10. The police scared the German trans- 
lation away from the Illinois when it threat- 
ened to come in here last spring, and it re- 
mains to be seen whether its asserted naught- 
iness shall bar It a second time from Chicago. 



To add to theatre managers' woes, baseDall 
played by electric light was introduced last 
Saturday evening at Comisky Park. When 
Wm. A. Brady found that Chlcagoans would 
not fall for "Jim the Penman" at the Grand, 
he said In the newspapers that folks out this 
way were going back as theatregoers. He 
took the piece off Saturday. The baseball-at- 
nlght thing seemed to have been the last 
straw. "The Girl and the Drummer" opens 
at the Grand next Sunday. 



Vere Barrett and Arthur Earl, after a pre- 
liminary try with their revised act at the 
Thalia, last week, will prepare to open their 
regular seasou's route with the Inter-State 
tour at Little Rock, J>, features of the open- 
ing bill for the house's season. Miss Bar- 
rett's mother accompanies them this time to 
watch out for their two-months'-old baby, 
now breaking into the game. The act was 
formerly Vere Barrett and Co., but since 
Earl has risen to the dignity of a father he 
asserts himself by putting his name up. 



"An Artist's Inspiration," recently tried out 
at the Bush Temple, has been revised, and In 
its new form played the Empress, Milwaukee, 

last week, as a regular vaudeville act. 

Allle Leslie Hasson, late of Howley and Les- 



lie, started last week upon a long string of 
Jake Sternad's bookings in the South. 



Innes and Ryan, at Oak Summit, Evansvllle, 
Ind., this week, start three months of miscel- 
laneous bookings previous to the time set 
for their Inter-State route to begin. 



The terrific wind which stirred things up 
along Lake Michigan last week blew down 
the amusement tent which Harry Shannon 
had erected for a week at Mendor, Mich. The 
audience had departed, and although the big 
top was badly damaged, and although no acci- 
dents to performers. The canvas canopy 
which 101 Ranch had erected in Rlvervlew 
Park stood the strain, but Eddie Arlington 
spent an uneasy night at the Auditorium un- 
til he found out about It. 



Edward L. Bloom, general manager of 
William Morris. Inc., is alive. In the Grand 
Trunk wreck at Ourand, Mich., three people 
were killed In the very stateroom Mr. Bloom 
had reserved for his use. His plans changed, 
and he did not go East, as he had intended 
to do. 



Henry B. Toomer and Nan Hewins have 
been resting at Gary, Ind., for a month. They 
open on W. V. M. A. time Labor Day with 
"It Happened In Loneyvllle," booked by 
"Dolph" Meyers. 



Charles E. Kohl, Jr., has gone to 
Alberta, for a vacation. He will Btay a 
month, the Academy and Star booking mean- 
while, being In the hands of Charles E. Bray, 
manager of the "Association." 



Rosalie, favorably known to "Wheel" bur- 
lesque, Is touring this section as a member 
of a nine-people musical show which stays a 
week in a town and puts on two pieces. 

Tom Hanks, manager of the National, Is 
back from a vacation to Yellowstone Park 
smoked out by the forest fires which have 
created such devastation In Idaho and Mon- 
tana. 



"San Soucl's" management contemplate 
throwing out the rides and similar schemes 
of amusement at the end of this season and 
conducting the park after the manner of Bis- 
marck Gardens In future. 



I^abor Day will find almost every theatre in 
Chicago under way for the season. The 
opening of our fleet of 10-20's will provide 
occupation for about 500 acts of all calibre 
in that class of houses alone. 

"Her Son" will be succeeded at Powers' 
Labor Day by "The Traveling Salesman." 
Either proving enterprise on the part of 
the Crowns management or a lack of fitness 
as a $2 00 attraction for the exclusive 
Powers, "Her Son" will be seen at the Mil- 
waukee Avenue house In a few weeks 



The Haymarket has, this week. "The Time 
the Place and the Girl." following Its first 
week as a latter-day combination house with 

The Red Mill." Next week, "The Broken 
idol. 



Raids upon the poor old La Salle were re- 
sumed last week, and then prohibited by In- 
junction Saturday. Harry Askln captured 
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raid two months ago. The Singers, in retali- 
ation, raided the shop last Friday. The whole 
mess la a continuation of the Askin-Slnger 
differences which have been In court for 
many moons. A new outfit of opera chairs 
was made necessary by the recent Singer 
swoop, otherwise the new house was undis- 
turbed for its opening. 

LeVee's Columbia, Grand and Foster the- 
atres, are now booked by Earl J. Cox. This 
is an early season forerunner of house-grab- 
bing which is an all-winter sport with our 
regiment of booking agents. Nobody thinks 
anything of it, and everybody Indulges in it. 
It keeps the actor active in finding out who 
books and for how long. 

John J. Hughes was out of the cast of 
"Romeo," at the American, after Thursday 
because of an Injury to his foot. Adelaide 
did her specialty without him accompanying 
her. Joe Keno played both "The Dog" and 
"The Fox," and will continue in those roles 
until Hughes is able to don the foxskln In 
Omaha. 

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ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr. ; agent, 
direct).— Bill this week below average. Renee, 
"Goddess of Music," dropped In opening posi- 
tion. Minnie Dupree and Co.. presenting "The 
Minister's Wife," appreciated. McKay and 
Kantwell were on too early to show value, but 
got away splendidly. Kaufmans, well ap- 
plauded. Kragg's Trio have ordinary offering 
and failed to start anything in the choice 
spot they held. Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Connelly 
have a pretty, artistic vehicle, well received, 
leaving the house in a quiet mood. Al. Jol- 
son was handed a tremendous reception, and 
easily cleaned up. Jolson Is the season's 
biggest hit. "Top o' the World Dancers" 
highly enjoyed. 

NATIONAL (Zlck Abrams, mgr. ; agent, 
S.-C.).— Very good program this week. Lo- 
zelle, aerial wonder, appreciated as a novelty. 
His apparatus and set very effective. Leeds 
and Lamar scored big, through fast, snappy 
work. The material is mediocre. Dorothy 
DeSchelle and Co., in "Thirty Dollars," left 
a good score behind. Black and McCone found 
favor. Al. Lawrence went very well, but 
overstays. The Mayvllles, good impression. 

WIGWAM (Sam Harris, mgr.; agent, S.-C). 
Rose and Ellis deserved better than opening 
position. Will Davis should provide himself 
with better material. However, he passed 
the danger mark. Rawson and Clare were 
one of the hits of the bill. Miss Clare makes 
a splendid appearance, and "Just Kids" la 
one of the classiest playlets seen around here 
In some time. Dorsch and Russell closed 
strong. Symonds, Ryan and Adams did very 
well, thanks to excellent dancing. Tim Mc- 
Mahon's "Pullman Porter Maids" scored big 
hit. 



CHUTES ( Ed. Levy, mgr. ; agent, Pantages). 
—The Chutes program Is poorly arranged. 
Tiller Sisters, fair ; Bob Flnley, did nicely ; 
McCarte Sisters should cut down the dancing. 
Their other efforts scored big. The Dorland, 
clever. Superfluous comedy hurts the offer- 
ing. Murphy and Francis, colored, brought 
down the house. Frank Milton and De Long 
Sisters cleaned up with an excellent laughing 
turn. 

AMERICAN (James Pilling, mgr.; agent, 
S.-C.).— The bill at the down-town house this 
week shows a big Improvement over that of 
last week's. Harry Tsuda Is an excellent 
equilibrist, and was well applauded. Swor 
and Westbrook went poorly when trying to 
pad the offering with unfunny material. Viola 
Crane and Co. found appreciation. George 
Alexander aroused some response. American 
Travesty Co. offered a good opening piece, and 
looks favorable for the future. 



will have practically a city of at least 60,000 
to draw upon. 

Manager Sam Harris purchased the entire 
furnishings of the Van Ness from the owners, 
Messrs. Gottlob ft Marx, 23. 

The Alcazar opens Its regular stock season, 
29, with Arthur Plnero's "His House in Or- 
der." Among the new members of the com- 
pany will be Jane Gordon, leading woman ; 
Grace Barbour, Thurston Hall, leading man ; 
Thomas Chatterton, Juvenile. 

Mabel Valenteene Morree, "The Female San- 
dow," anticipates freeing herself from the 
bonds of matrimony. Miss Morree was sup- 
posed to be heart-free. 



Zlck Adams left, 23, for his ranch near Sis- 
son. Cal., to arrange for the construction of 
a handsome office building upon a choice 
piece of property he recently purchased in the 
town. 



James K. Hackett has been booked to play 
the "open-door" houses In the Northwest. He 
will appear in a repertoire of plays. The 
company to support him will be organised 
mainly in this city and will travel East. 

Ella Herbert Weston has the distinction of 
receiving the first telegram sent over the wires 
of the Western Pacific. It was signed by 
Passenger Agent E. L. Lomax, authorising 
the company's agent here to supply two first- 
class tickets for a sister team booked Into 
the Daniels Theatre, Salt Lake City, by Mrs. 
Weston. The sisters were unable to leave, 
and Beth Marlon, soubret, wa9 booked Instead. 
The company has promised to forward- to Mrs. 
Weston the original copy of the wire, which 
she will have framed. 



May Yohe left, 20, for Portland, Ore. Archie 
Levy, who booked Miss Yohe into the Bis- 
marck for two weeks with seven more to fol- 
low In Los Angeles and Ocean Park, at a 
salary of $250 a week, Is up in the air over 
the "throw down" given him. 

Ellery's Royal Italian Band begin a five 
weeks' engagement at Idora Park 25. They 
followed the Nevassars Ladies' Band. 



The Bevlan Opera Co., at present playing at 
Idora Park, Oakland, begin an indefinite en- 
gagement at the Garrick (old Orpheum) Sept. 
5. Prices 25. 50, 75 and $1.00. 

Charles Mack closed 21 a most successful 
week's engagement at Grauman's Star in his 
three-act play, "Come Back to Erin." 

Walter Shannon (McKenzle and Shannon) is 
renewing a host of acquaintances, made dur- 
ing his popular engagement here before the 
fire as leading man with the Tlvoli Opera Co. 

Albini relates an amusing Instance which 
happened recently. He had been playing the 
slot machines and had close on to a couple of 
hundred cigars to his credit. He informed the 
manager, or managers (two brothers), when- 
ever they wanted a cigar to get one at the 
stand, which Alblnl found they were doing 
on an average of three and four apiece a day 
and five and six towards the end of the week. 
A game of seven-up between Alblnl and the 
managers cost the latter fifty cents, which he 
neglected to pay, but was reminded Saturday 
night, when he found same deducted from his 
salary. Alblnl then grew angry and charged 
the house with $4.00 for lithographs, which he 
collected. 



Al Jolson at the Orpheum this week Is reg- 
istering one of the biggest Individual hits of 
the season. 



— PORTOLA CAFE (H. Hermanson, mgr.; 
Henry Garcle Amusement Director).— La Es- 
trelllta; Miss E. Leslie; Mr. Albert Pench; 
Senor Luis Pamies. 

ALCAZAR (Belasfo ft Mayer, mgrs. ; stock). 
—"The House In Order." 

SAVOY (J. W. Busey, mgr.; direction John 
Cort).— "The Lottery Man." 

PRINCESS (Sam Loverlch, mgr.; musical 
comedy).— "The Mikado," Ferris Hartman. 

COLUMBIA (Gottlob ft Marx, mgrs. direc- 
tion K. ft E.).— Rose Stahl In "Chorus Lady." 

Ground was broken, 22, for the new Rich- 
mond, which opens Nov. 20. This will be 
the only theatre in this district playing vaude- 
ville. At the last primary election Richmond 
District registered approximately 10,000, and 
figuring the population between five and six 
to one against the registration, the new house 



The Mike Kelly Musical Comedy Co. closed 
at the American 27, the company disbanding. 
Kelly will open as producer Sept. 5 at the 
Star, Seattle. Bob Cunningham and his wife 
(Edith Melvln) will return to vaudeville. "The 
American Travesty Stars," twenty people, 
under direction of C. T. Wlffen, will succeed 
the Kelly Company. 



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Albert E. Pench opened at the Portola Cafe 



Sol Slebenhauer, treasurer of the Orpheum, 
this city, returned 10 after an extended trip 
through Europe. 



The deraollshment of the Van Ness com- 
mences Sept 1, the lease held by Messrs. 
Gottlob ft Marx having expired. The Van Ness 
Is a wooden building and one of the coziest 
houses In the city, costing $124,000, and was 
In use but three years, playing "syndicate" 
attractions. A large apartment house will 
probably occupy the site. 

N. A. Magner, former angel and Manager of 
Kolb ft Dill, brought suit 20 for $23,91 Z 
against the comedians. Magner requested and 



secured a temporary restraining order prevent- 
ing Kolb acting Independently of him (Mag- 
ner). According to Magner he began to act 
as manager for Kolb ft Dill when they were 
in bad circumstances. An agreement was 
made whereby he was to receive $50 a week 
and $50 additional for expenses. He put In 
$1,500 cash, paid several hundred dollars for 
freight on some properties and assumed a debt 
of about $2,000 the pair owed for printing. 
He was to receive 25 per cent, of the profits 
less than $20,000, and 10 per cent exceed- 
ing that figure. It is alleged by Magner 
the company during the first year profited to 
the extent of $50,000, and even more the 
second year, but he has failed to receive 
the percentage and salary he was entitled to 
by the terms of the contract When the 
comedians had their recent quarrel which 
resulted in a separation, Magner saw his 
money fading away and a request for It 
brought nothing. When seen, Mr. Magner 
said the suit, although brought formally 
against the team, was aimed principally at 
Kolb. 

The Grand, Liberty, Broadway and Halght 
St. Theatres in this city are all playing split- 
weeks. 



Mrs. Ella Herbert Weston Is still holding her 
desk in the Pantages offices in this city. 

The Jose, San Jose, booking through S-C 
is reported to be doing a very satisfactory 
business. 



Several rumors are afloat regarding the 
recent disposal of the California theatre (re- 
named Liberty) to Messrs. Brown and Estes 
by Benny Michaels and H. Lltchensteln. 
Michaels is known to he dissatisfied over the 
deal and when seen agreed to give a few 
details of the transaction. When Michaels 
and Lltchensteln secured the lease on the 
California, they undertook to complete the 
building, but It called for more money than 
they could command at the time and they 
had to secure credit. When the house opened, 
Nov. 28, the California Theatre Co. was in- 
corporated to prevent creditors attaching the 
box office receipts. Business did not come 
up to expectation and the house ran behind. 
To protect the California Theatre Co. the 
North End Amusement Co. was organized, 
which assumed the former's obligations. 
About this time Lltchensteln made a trip 
east, leaving Michaels behind to manage af- 
fairs. Finding them getting worse he de- 
cided that a trip down south • would do him 
good, which he accordingly took, leaving in- 
structions for Mrs. Alexander, the owner of 
the property, to conduct the house. Upon 
his return he Interested Edward Brown in 
the house and entered Into an agreement 
whereby Brown was to advance $5,500 cash 
to satisfy the creditors and Michaels to get 
his half back, to which proposition Michaels 
claims Brown fully • acquiesced, hut entered 
Into no written agreement. After the deal 
was consummated he learned that he had 
been frozen out, Brown having taken In Estea 
Michael's attorneys are at present preparing 
papers to oust Brown and Estes. The strong- 
est point that Michaels bases his case of dls- 
possessrng Brown and Estes out of the house 
is that while the North End Amusement Co. 
has a lease from the California Theatre Co. 
the latter has no lease from Messrs. Mich- 
aels and Lltchensteln, the original lessors of 
the property. The original lease has fourteen 
years to run. When asked when he Intended 
starting proceedings, Michaels stated that he 
preferred waiting until business conditions 
warranted, as the house at present would 
simply be an expense. In the meantime Mich- 
aels Is Installing several vaudeville acts 
weekly In his M.P. house, which is directly 
opposite the Liberty. Last week the Liberty 
installed a brass band in front of their house, 
Michaels retaliating with a bally-hoo of a 
like nature. 

The "American Travesty Stars," which re- 
places the Mike Kelly Company at the Ameri- 
can, consists of Billy Onslow and Eddie 
O'Brien, comedians; Hugh Metcalf and Geo. 
Best; Jeanette Fletcher, prlmo-donna; Kate 
Carlson, soubret; Pearl Jardlenne, Alice Rob- 
erts and a chorus of twelve. The manage- 
ment intends making a departure from the 
slapstick comedies that have been presented 
here, the new company presenting a series of 
high class condensed operas. 

Elaborate preparations are being made for 
the Admission Day Celebration 9-10-11. Phil 
Hastings has been devoting his valuable ener- 
gies to the publicity end of the arrangements. 

Art Hickman, that smiling young stage man- 
ager, is again recuperating at Boyes Springs. 

Bert Levey will leave next week for Los 
Angeles, where he Intends reopening booking 
offices. 



PHILADELPHIA 

By GEORGE M. YOUNG. 

KEITH'S (H. T. Jordan, mgr. ; agent. U. B. 

O.). It was almost an entirely new show 

this week, and it played well to a capacity 
house Monday night. One of the Lasky 
pieces, "The Photo Shop," held down the big 
name position and it was very well liked. 
The first twenty minutes of the act carried 
it through to an applause finish, but there 
was considerable of a flop and a weak finish 
after a corking good start. Charles J. Stlne 
and Mamie Fleming are big saviors, the lat- 
ter getting a lot out of the comedy, and Miss 
Fleming adding many laughs and putting 
over a dandy song hit. There Is not much to 
the act, aside from this pair, though Eugene 
Redding does well as the Frenchman, and 
Anna Kenwick makes a good show leading 
a march. C'Dora and her "Golden Globe" 
proved a good snapper on the end of the bill, 
holding the entire house seated for the whirl- 
wind finish which brought liberal response. 
It is a very showy and cleverly handled act. 
Mathews and Ashley, down next to closing, 
drew away a big share of the honors, the 
talking passing nicely and the song finish 
dressing the act up Just right Bothwell 
Browne, the female Impersonator, landed sol- 
idly through his last two numbers. Browne 
makes a good picture as the "Fencing Girl," 
and the "Serpent of The Nile" demands atten- 
tion. Browne is no better or worse than 
others of the "Salome" contingent He is 
much handicapped by his Inability to sing, 
but he managed to draw a few gasps when he 
doffed his wig and won considerable favor. 
The live snake he used gave Elfle Fay a 
chance to burlesque the opening of her act, 
and it started her off well. "Funny Face" 
and the "Belle of Avenue A" pulled her along 
nicely. "Superstition" was a sketch which 
started badly and ended fairly well, though 
It is of light merit throughout, and is only 
Improved through clever handling of the roles 
of Charles W. Bowser and Ethel Hlnkle. 
Wheeler Earl and Vera Curtis met with 
prompt favor In their singing and talking act, 
"Innocents Abroad." A too confidential way 
of talking by Miss Curtis held back the act 
somewht, but the points were there, and 
when heard, they scored. The act was a big 
applause winner. Les Navas opened with 
some nice trapeze work, a very good balance 
on the bar, followed by some clever foot 
Juggling taking the act off very well. Pic- 
tures. 

VICTORIA (Jay Mastbaum. mgr.; agent. 
H. Bart McHugh).— A couple of cancellations 
made the show run slowly on Monday. Cut- 
ting and Fennell did nicely with some acro- 
batics. The girl should dress more attrac- 
tively, and It would add, for she has the ap- 
pearance. The pair should also think up a 
trick or two out of the ordinary routine 
which they follow. Saunders and Cameron 
showed a comedy Juggling act above the aver- 
age for the small time. The man should cut 
out the opening line addressed to the girl 
He handles his tricks well, and the girl does no 
more than stand around and hand objects to 
him which helps some. Ed. Winchester mixes 
up some talk with drumming, Imitations and 
xylophone playing. All passed, and would 
go better but for the speed he employs. He 
could tone down a lot and Improve. Sasha 
Gordlen, a girl violinist, pleased with several 
selections well played. Budd and Clare re- 
ceived some reward for their comedy efforts. 
Steele and Conley pleased, and Woodford's 
animals won a liberal share of the show's 
honors. Pictures. 



PHILADELPHIA HIPPODROME (M. W. 
Taylor, mgr.; agent, Taylor ft Kaufman).— 
For the final week of the outdoor show sea- 
son here, Polar, Harry Six. Du Callon, formed 
a trio of feature acts. Others, Belle Hatha- 
way s Monkey Circus; Mad Daly and Co., Joe 
™, a i. n .i° n ^^ B Z *' Wft yne Beasley; Doyle, 
White and De Groot ; Cadleux ; Alice De Oar- 
mo ; Aldines. Pictures. 

FOREPAUOHS (Miller ft Kaufman, mgrs.; 
agents Taylor ft Kaufman).— Musical Tolans ; 
Oreat Santel ; Elliott and Neff. Pictures. 

OIRARD (Kaufman ft Miller, mgrs.; agents, 
Taylor ft Kaufman).-Shelvey Bros., Four 
English Rosebuds ; Al and Leila Sharp ; Nick 
Carter. Pictures. 

MANHEIM (Fuhrman Bros., mgrs.; agents 
£ ay .„. & Kaufman).— Yamamoto Bros.; La 
Pearl Sisters ; Coppinger and White ; Verno. 
Second haif-The Prottls; Ada Wagner and 
Co., Frank Bolo. Pictures. 

GEM (Morris ft Anck, mgrs. ; agents, Tay- 
lor ft Kaufman).— Gregolrs and Elmlna- 
Epos and Loretta ; West Bender. Second half 
-Ernie and Ernie; McClaln and Mack; Car- 
roll. Pictures. 



20TH STREET PALACE (C. H. Kellner. 
mgr. ; agents, Taylor ft Kaufman).— Ernie 



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ond half— Oregolre and Elmlna ; Bpps and 
Loretta ; West Bender. Picture*. 

PLAZA (Chas. Oelschlager, mgr. ; agent, H. 
Bart McH ugh). -Helen Carver; Silent Talt 
and Amee ; Adar Trio ; Consldlne Trio ; Stan 
Stanley and Bro. Pictures. 

AUDITORIUM (W. Herkenrlder. mgr. ; 
agent, H. Bart McHugh).— Wallace and Beech; 
Harry Lamont; Davles and Wallen. Second 
half— Murray and Stone ; Grim and Satchel ; 
Gilbert Sarony. Pictures. 

GERMANTOWN (Dr. Stumpflg. mgr.; 
agent, Chas. J. KrauB).— First half— Chester 
D'Amon ; Judge Trapnell Troupe ; Bertram ; 
Lem Rese ; Adair and Henny. Second half 
Chester D'Amon ; Judge Trapnell Troupe ; 
Billy Ray ; The Trents ; Ray and Ward. 
Pictures. 

HIPPODROME PALACE (J. Segal, mgr.; 
agent, Chas. J. Kraus).— Dennette Sisters; 
Magneto ; Marie Ellsworth. Pictures. 

PALACE (Jules E. Aronson, mgr. ; agent, 
H. Bart McHugh).— Good bill this week, with 
the honors liberally divided. MacLachlan 
Brothers and Guy Hunter had the big type 

flace, and their singing and dancing drew 
Iberal reward. The Boyd Brothers scored 
strongly with some capital loose stepping. 
Phil Bennett landed a solid hit in a singing 
specialty, his warbling number bringing him 
warm recognition (and he did not use "Sil- 
ver Moon"). Jim Harklns put over three 
songs to good applause. Harklns has the 
voice for the kind of songs he uses, and 
knows how to send them over. His last one 
Is rather old for him, if he expects to keep 
up front. Burk and Finn did nicely with 
the old act of Burk and McAvoy. The Two 
Hardts met with favor in some burlesque 
strong man stuff. The Marshalls scored well 
with a lively musical and dancing act. The 
man has a freak double-tone voice, which he 
makes good with. It is one of the best col- 
ored teams seen hereabouts In a long time. 
Pictures. 



TROCADERO (Sam M. Dawson, mgr.).— 
"Kentucky Belles" got off to a false start 
with a badly made up show, and it did not 
take the management long to drop the flag 
on the bunch and make ready to start over 
again. The show will have to be made over 
new from start to finish, and Manager 
Charles Foreman was busily engaged in the 
reformation this week. There are spots In 
the "Kentucky Belles" which are good 
enough to be allowed to remain, but they 
are few and far between. "Friends" and 
"Chinatown by Night," the first part and 
burlesque are without merit. The former 
Is an old piece, used In many guises. There 
Is nothing to the burlesque. Joe Opp and 
Frank Rice were entrusted with the comedy 
roles, and got nothing of value out of either 
piece. Opp went to "raw" material in his 
specialty and in the afterpiece for results, 
but with little effect. William D. Colton 
did as well as could be expected with what 
he had to work with. Jean R. Darrow, La 
Belle Helene and Brownie Carroll are the 
women principals. Neither stand out prom- 
inently for merit. Miss Darrow dresses her 
part nicely. La Belle Helene is cast poorly, 
for she has not the voice to fill a soubrnt 
role. Miss Carroll passes on looks and ap- 
pearance, and, properly Rupplled with ma- 
terial, should do well. Charles Relyea was 
billed to do his physical culture specialty, 
but did not, appearing In the "Dance of 
The Orient" number presented by La Belle 
Helene and playing two small bits In the 
pieces. Mildred Partridge, the "Golden 
Venus," in classic poses in the nude, was 
featured. Colton and Darrow offered their 
singing and talking specialty. The hit of 
the show went to the Martell Family In a 
cycling act. The making over of the "Ken- 
tucky Belle" can start from the chorus, for 
this Is one of its strongest assets. The girls 
look and work along the average lines, and 
could be drilled into a sprightly bunch. 
Stella Hastings and Grace Harmon were 
given numbers to lead. Both acquitted them- 
selves satisfactorily. There are several 
catchy numbers, and the costuming and 
stage settings are attractive, without being 
above the ordinary in richness or quantity. 
A snappy working soubret would be a big 
card for the "Belles" and help to put the 
needed speed in the show. The comedy 
needs to be built up. and may come with 
the changes to be made. In arranging this 
part of the show, the blue pencil should be 
wielded freely on Opp's specialty. La Belle 
Helene's act was well received, and there Is 
enough material in the olio to hold up this 
end. With this foundation the management 
should whip the "Kentucky Belles" Into a 
good show. 



WILLIAM PENN (Geo. Metzel, mgr.; 
booked direct).— Frolic Sextet; Greater City 

Suartet ; Great Probst ; Raymond and Otto ; 
merson Trio ; Frehal Brothers. Pictures. 

PARK (F. O. Nlxon-Nlrdllnger. mgr.; 
booked direct) —Cycling Demons; Miss Ra- 
mond ; Fox and Ward ; Martella Brothers 
and Astell ; The Campbells. Pictures 



PEOPLES (F. O. Nlxon-Nlrdllnger, mgr.; 
booked direct).— Goldle Rhelnhart and Co.; 
The Carters ; Bill Jones ; Most Twins. Pic- 
tures. 



CRYSTAL PALACE ( D. Bayllnsln. mgr.; 
Stein ft Leonard, agents).— Bohmenberger 
Trio ; Mike Scott ; The Rodgers ; DuMullon ; 
Raleigh and Raleigh; The Western Trio. 

MAJESTIC (Alex. Miller, mgr. ; Stein ft 
Leonard, agents). -Qulgley and Adair; Cecil 
Leonard ; O. Gorsllne ; Miss Eurez Clough • 
The Hillmans ; Toy Burton. 

ALEXANDER (Geo. Alexander, mgr ; 
Stein ft Leonard, agents).— John and May 
Livelty; LaSahaee ; Dave Woods' Animals; 
Murphy and Delghl. 



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FAIRHILL PALACE (C. Stangel, mgr.; 
Stein & Leonard, agents).— Zella and Kent; 
Richard Bros.; Harvard and Cornell; Scott 
and Harris. 



William Sheppard, director of the orchestra 
at the Gayety, returned from an extended 
vacation in Maine. Sbep. la one of our best 
little directors, and he was warmly welcomed 
this week. 



WOODLAND AV. PALACE (J. Benn. 
mgr. ; Stein & Leonard, agents).— Babelle 
Hughes ; Bert Fields ; Murphy and Dlehl ; 
Reese and Reese. 



MAJESTIC PALACE (J. ncrger. mgr.; 
Stein & Leonard, agents).— Val and Lottie 
Newman; The Olexer Trio; Frank Gallager. 



The Slater Theatre at Pottsvllle will be 
booked through the Taylor ft Kaufman 
agency. The bouse will open 5. It was for- 
merly booked by the United. 



MAJESTIC (Wm. Valll, mgr. ; Stein ft 
Leonard, agents).— The Hillmans; Ed. and 
Rolla White; DuMullon; Dave Wood's Ani- 
mals; Mike Scott; Val and Lottie Newman. 



OAYETY (John P. Eckhardt, ragr.).- 
"Glrla From Happyland." Show welcomed by 
crowded bouses, and scored strongly. 



ATLANTIC CITY 

By I. B. PULASKI. 

YOUNGS PIER (W. E. Shackelford, mgr.; 
agent, Ben Harris through U. B. O.).— Bessie 
Wynn, dainty, clever; Musical Johnsons, xyl- 
ophone, hit ; Qulgley Brothers, scored ; Mad- 
den ft Fltzpatrlck, well liked : Emll Hoch & 
Co., good ; Keno, Welch & Melrose, funny ; 
Marseilles. 



CASINO (Ellas ft Koenlg, mgrs.).-"Blg 
Banner Show." Opened strong, and met with 
general approval. 

Billy Farnon and the Clark Sisters will 
open on the United time at the Fifth Avenue, 
Monday, with a newly arranged act. The trio 
have been enjoying a vacation for several 
weeks. 



CRITERION (E. N. Downs, mgr.).-M. P. 

STEEPLECHASE PIER ( E. L. Perry, mgr.) 
-M. P. ; Pavilion of Fun. 



Belle Gordon and Al Barber have received 
several weeks' booking over the United time, 
opening at Columbus next week. 



STEEL PIER (J. Bothwell, mgr.).-M. P.; 
Murphy's American Minstrels. 

MILLION DOLLAR PIER HIPPODROME 
(J. L. Young ft Kennedy Crossan, mgrs. ; 
agent Jos. Dawson direct).— Four Casting 
Dunbars ; Mile. Martha ; Steve Miaco & Co. ; 



The Torleys ; The Luc If era ; Al Yoder ; Win- 
ston's Sea Lions ; American Minstrels. 

ATLANTIC GARDEN.— Mantell Bros. ; Mor- 
gan Brothers ; The Shorts ; Theresa Miller ; 
Great Montague ; Van Leer ft Lester ; West- 
ern Union Trio; Burke ft Urllne; Madge Du- 
gan ; Ethel Reynolds ; Charles ft G. Stewart ; 
The Gallaghers ; Wlllard ft Raleigh ; Dancing 
Johnsons. 



EXPOSITION (W. Z. Patno, mgr.).— M. P.; 
illustrated songs. 

Fred E. Moore, manager of Apollo, and his 
father, Fred Moore, left Sunday for a week's 
bunting in Maine. 



Billy Cullen, who formerly did a single in 
vaudeville, and Jennie Wurd, who did a piano- 
log, will shortly appear in a new act. 



On the Steeplechase Pier In the Pavilion 
of Fun, there is a picket maze which is 
called "The South Pole." It is not particu- 
larly difficult to find the "pole," which is a 
smooth staff situated in the centre. At the 
entrance to the maze a sign reads that the 
management will give $2.00 to the prettiest 
girl who climbs the pole. Last week two 
girls of about eighteen years of age and both 
good looking asked Gene Perry, the manager, 
whether they were pretty enough to win the 
prize and of course he answered "yes." The 
girls readily found the "pole." One tucked 
her skirts under her and shinned up to the 
top. She promptly asked for the prize money. 
When she wsb asked her name so that a press 
story could be written about her, she balked, 
for the name Is well known in Pittsburg. The 
girl got the $2.00. The next day the pole was 
greased. 

Arthur Hardy who manages the Hotel Wll- 
lard and The Lucerne in New York was here 
for a few days with his wife as the guests 
of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Shackelford. Mr. 
Hardy at one time had several acts In vaude- 
ville among whom was Julius Tannen, being 
the letter's manager . 

Blanche Ring In "The Yankee Girl" played 
the week at the Savoy. Cohan ft Harris' new- 
est comedy "The Aviator" at the Apollo. 

AUSTRALIAN NOTES. 

By MARTIN C. BRENNAN. 

11 Park St., Sndney, 

July 30. 

TIVOLI.— Present bill Is a feast of headline 
acts, consisting of Pip Powell and Kate Vesey; 
The Charlenes ; Leo Brunlns ; Fred. Keeton ; 
The Dardlnis, and Lieut. Travis. Also here 
are Clarence Tlsdale ; Bob Lloyd ; Nellie 
Power, and Sam La Mert. 

NATIONAL-Wills and Hassan, hit ; Nat 
Clifford, English comedian, likewise. Others 
are J. M. West; Guillame ft Co.; The Starrs, 
and usual holdovers. 

OPERA HOUSE (Melbourne).— The Kremos ; 
Mendel, blind pianist; The Falcons, acrobats; 
Vaude and Verne ; Tom Dawson ; Irving 
Sayles and Ted Kalman. 

GAIETY (Melbourne).— Gardiner, Rankin 
and Griffin ; Delavale and Gilbert; Jack 
Reams ; Wally Rlcards ; Cliff Quartet, and 
Vera Reams. 

TIVOLI (Adelaide).— Billy Williams and 
Lily Langtry are the big Items. Others, usual 
holdovers. 

Ted Holland, at Brisbane, Is doing very good 
business with a show that has no particularly 
good item at present. 

Gray and Graham reappear In Sydney next 
week. The act haB been a scream throughout 
the various centres. x 



Several Australian acts are to try their luck 
In America during September. A few are 
leaving by the outgoing mall steamer Zea- 
landia. Amongst the first batch are Con 
Morenl and the Banvards. The latter are a 
duo of comedy sketch artists, whilst Morenl Is 
a clever Italian dialect comedian. 



Harry Williams, once of the American skat- 
ing team of Norrls and Williams, Is now 
safely ensconced at the Lyceum, Sydney. He 
Is now doing nicely. By the way, Fred. Nor- 
rls Is somewhere over your side now. 

The Charlenes, Jugglers, Ac, who were over 
this way some few years ago, returned re- 
cently with an act that can claim originality 
and versatility as Its hall marks. On Its 
Initial production (the first on any stage) In 
Sydney, the act was a tremendous hit. It 
combines a potpourri of straight and eccentric 
juggling, dancing and xylophone playing. Sev- 
eral new pieces of business are Introduced, 
one in particular bringing down the house, 
whilst the comedy assistant, as an entirely 
new character, Is a valuable acquisition. The 
act will play America next year. 

Johnny Summers, the English lightweight, 
outed "Rodle" Unholz in nine rounds at Bris- 
bane last week. The latter has a great fol- 
lowing amongst the variety people here. 

Allan Shaw departs Amerlcawards today, 
whilst Clarence Tlsdale. the American colored 
tenor, Is also numbered amongst the outgoing 
passengers, but whether he will drop off en 
route is not yet known. Clarence has boon 
here some years and Is a big favorite. 

Richard T. Stross, who came out here with 
the Kiltie's Band some 1 1 mo ago, leaves for 
America Monday next. He Is <iuite a young 
man and Is reckoned to be the finest cornet 
soloist heard here for many years. From Chi- 
cago (pronounced by him Sbee-kag-o) Stross 
will play American time billed as Australia's 
foremost cornethf. And when they hear his 
twang. Gee. 

Apropos the above, .in act now playing at 
the Tlvoll has "Arii"ri'-a's foremost Justing 
comedy act" on the lit hus. The team Is the 



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a very clever ape that is ready to replace "Peter" in case of sickness. Handled by 
the owner, an experienced trainer, — J08. ALLINEI, 422 Bloomfield 8t. v Hoboken, N. J. 

Management: ALBEE, WEBER * EVANS 



BOOKED SOLID 



Dardinl's and consists of a woman and two 
men The chief of the act Is n most phelg- 
mattc (icrman, whilst the others are English. 



Nat Clifford, the English comedian and pan- 
tomime artist, leaves for America very short- 
ly. He is one of the finest leg-mania expon- 
ents ever seen here. A domestic comedy, full 
qf screams, will be his opening line. 



Hilly Williams, whose songs are qp well 
known on the Edison records, leaves far the 
States about October. His Australian season 
has been very successful. 



Americans now resident In Sydney are look- 
ing forward to the advent of Walter Kelly, 
the Virginia Judge, due here shortly. 



Victor Martyn, one time partner In the Aus- 
tralian juggling team of Jarvis and Martyn, 
now playing America, arrived from the states 
by the last mall. He Is to be married to 
Maud Florence, soubret and acrobatic dancer. 
In the near future will return to America with 
a new act. 



BALTIMORE, MD. 

WILSON (M. L. Schalbley, mgr. ; agent. Joe 
Wood!— Austin Bros. ; Hoyd ft Veola ; Tilly 
Whitney ; Sunetaros Japs ; Healey ft Barry ; 
Hay Raceford. 

VICTORIA (Chas. E. I^ewiB, mgr.; agent. 
William Morrls)-Harry Sullivan ft Co.; Var- 



sity Quartet 
m. p. 

ACADEMY 
Morettl Trio 
Carrie Richie 



Dan Mason ; Les Valadons 



(Harry Henkel, mgr. )— Lewln- 

Lane ft Goodwin ; Eugene ft 

Sanford ft Darlington; m. p. 

MONUMENTAL (Monty Jacobs. mgr.) — 
"Passing Parade," a good example of modern 
burlesque. Pretty girls, tasteful costumes, 
bright music, and a good comedy department, 
make it an attractive show. Attendance good. 

OAYETY (Wm. L. Ballauf, mgr.)— "Mid- 
night Maidens." A new organization which 
promises to rank with the best. The large 
chorus Is featured. Harry Emerson Is prin- 
cipal comedian. "The Girl I Met at Rector's" 
and "American Hawaii," the burlesques, are 
old friends In new dress, but good results are 
obtained with the material at hand. Alio: 
Crelghton Bros.. Barto and McCue, Fannie 
St. Clair, McRoble and Sears. Usual big 
crowds. 

SAVOY (Sol J. Sophue. mgr.; agent. Wil- 
liam Morris)— This week a good program, well 
arranged. Wllla Holt Wakefield was appreci- 
ated : Charlie Case made them laugh ; Four 
Stagpooles, knockabouts, good reception : Fran- 
cesca Redding & Co.. In "Honora," well re- 
ceived ; DeFaye Sisters, good : Ray Crockpr 
and Picks, excellent : LeClolr. novelty Juggler, 
fair; Cllvette. pleased. Pictures. 

MARYLAND (Fred Schamberger. mgr.; 
agent. U. B. ().)— Opening week. Ed. Keller 
has the house by arrangement with Kernan. 
Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth are the 
headllners and they held down that position 
in great style. Charles L. Gill's Players In 
'The Devil, the Servant and the Man" hit ; 
Nellie LynMi and Albert Weston, big applause ; 
Zenita. violinist, well liked ; Tascott, "coon 
shouter," caught them strong: Camllle Trio, 
knockabouts, rousing finish ; Vlttorlo & Geor- 
getta. novelty acrobats, some tricks never seen 
before around here ; Klnetograph. 

TRAYMORE CASINO (John T. 
mgr. ) — Vaudeville. 

Illness prevented Adelaide Kelm 
pearlng at the Savoy this week. 

Another suburban resort got a 
punch when receivers w( re appointed 
Park. This place is the original 
First a storm partly wricks It; next 
damages It. then nnc of its 
»!: >wncd. and now lawy» rs 
over the bones. Whether It 
or Iv continued til! the end 
not been d« elded. 

Rube Cowan, who "tickhs the Ivories 
Shapiro's local "emporium." is down at 
Ian tic City enjoying the soft breezes 
other things. 

News of the death of Herbert Ingraham 
was received lure with regret. Whilst it was 
known he could ncvi r recover his health, 
still his .end came as a shock. 

Hilled 'as- a sinner and character comedian, 
one was led to think that Harry LaMouut 
was an acrobat to read his notices. In my 
report I had him as appearing with th" "Jol- 
ly Girls" at the Monumental. When I 
dropped in to the Victoria Harry was holding 
the stage. I made an error of commission, and 
so did two local papers. 

LARRY. 



Macaslln, 

from ap- 

knockout 

for Luna 

"Jonah." 

fire badly 

main backers was 

will be wrangling 

will close at once 

of the season has 

at 
At- 
and 



acrobat, excellent ; Lloyd Spencer, singing and 
talking, clever ; Stadium Trio, acrobats, well 
received ; Torcat and Flor D'Allza's troupe 
of trained roosters, an exceptional novelty and 
hit of bill. 

VAUDETTE (Theo. Clemmons. mgr.; Billy 
El wood, agent)— .Rehearsal, Monday, 1.30. 
Emma Elwood, the dancing kid, very good ; 
Donoro Trio, German singers and yodelers, 
well received ; Harry Lee, singing and talk- 
ing, good; Harry Blgley, b. f., very good; 
Frank Hill, singing, good ; Daisy Dean and 
Weil, s. and t.. good. WALKER. 



CINCINNATI 

HARRY HESS, 
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107 Bell Block. 

EMPRESS (Edward Shields, mgr.; agent. 
S.-C. ; Sunday, rehearsal 10).— Cincinnati be- 
comes the starting point for the S.-C. Circuit, 
with openings Sunday. The second season be- 
gan with a beautifully redecorated and en- 
larged lobby, making the theatre very Invit- 
ing. The house staff Is as follows: Ed. F. 
Shields, manager; A. W. Sutton, treasurer; 
Nat Binder, asst. treasurer and chief usher ; 
Harry Sutherland, chief doorkeeper ; John 
Buck, stage manager ; Rudolph Tschudl, lead- 
er of orchestra. Pearl Stevens, opened, fair ; 
Kretore, good ; John Dillon, scored ; Hallen 
and Fuller, big; Helm Children, hit; Llnd. 
artistic and scored. 

AMERICAN (Harry Hart, mgr.; agent di- 
rect; Sunday, rehearsal 10).— The American 
began with a new policy and scale of prices. 
Four shows are given dally. The prices have 
been raised to 35c. The entire house has been 
remodeled, both Inside and outside; fourteen 
boxes Installed. House staff: Chas. Fields, 
stage mgr. ; Jas. McArthur, asst. stage mgr. ; 
Jacob Bruehl, properties ; Raymond McCrabb, 
stage electrician ; Fred, Rea, house elec- 
trician ; ; Harry Joseph, advertiser ; Harry 
Culver, treasurer ; F. Muscroft, asst. treas- 
urer ; J. T. R. Cass, musical director. Open- 
ing bill strong. Harvey Hammond and Co.. 
fair ; Arthur Browning, hit ; "Gypsy Way- 
farers." excellent ; Williams ft Sterling, 
scored ; Adonis and Dog, excellent ; Hufford 
and Chain, good ; "Ten Dark Nights" went 
big. 

PEOPLE'S (James E. Fennessy, mgr.).— 
"Broadway Gaiety Girls." 

STANDARD (Frank J. Clemens, house 
agent).— "Vanity Fair." 

ROBINSONS (Sam Rose, mgr.; agent. Ca- 
sino Co. ; Monday, rehearsal, 10.30).— Earle 
Sisters and Co., very good ; Lottie O'Malley, 
good ; Petrle and Lewis, good ; Joe Bogart. 
good; Eddie Nelson, hit. 



Louis G. Beer, formerly superintendent of 
Keith's Fifth Ave.. New York, has been ap- 
pointed superintendent of Keith's Columbia 
Cincinnati. 



I. Tomer Is erecting a theatre In Terre 
Haute, Ind.. which will be on the S.-C. Cir- 
cuit. 



CLEVELAND. O. 

HIPPODROME (H. A. Daniels. mgr.; 
agent, U. B. O.).— Reed Bros, open with novel 
feats on the rings ; Alf Grand and Ethel 
Hoag. comedians, breezy and spontaneous ; 
Trovollo and Co., ventriloquist work, pleased ; 
Valerie Bergere Players, very fair; Augusta 
Glose, penologist, favorably received; Will- 
iam Farnum headlines the bill ; Harry Fox 
and Millershlp Sisters made a hit; Jewell's 
Manikins closed the bill. 

GRAND (J. H. Mlchels. mgr.; agent. U. B. 
O.).— Moody and Goodwin, s. and d., please; 
Martin Howard, dancer, clever; Three Trou- 
badours, artistic vocalists; The Pampklns. 
musical act did nicely ; Jere Sandford. singer. 
has parti' ularly good voice; Vardaman, femi- 
nine impersonations, headlines the show. 

PROSPECT. Roser's Aerial Dogs are mar- 
velous; Irene Lee and her Candy Kids are a 
lively trio of s. and d. ; Perkins, Lappln and 
Co. head the bill; Carl Statzer. comedian, 
won favor ; the Stubblefield Trio, aerial gym- 
nasts of note. 

STAR (Drew and Campbell, mgrs.).— "Star 
Show Girls." 

EMPIRE (Ed. McArdle. mgr.).— "The Col- 
lege Glrhs." WALTER D. HOLCOMB. 



COLUMBUS, O. 



BEAUMONT, TEX. 

PEOPLE'S (Rupert Cox. mgr.. agent, C. E. 
Ilodkins) Rehearsal, 1.30. Monday. The 
Glisandos. comedy musicians, good ; Alberto, 



KEITH'S (W. W. Prosser. mgr.; agent, IT. 
B. O. ; Monday, rehearsal 10.30).— Jerome, 
acrobat, fair; Cross and Maye, very enter- 
Marguerite Newton, assisted by Chas. 
good; Miller and Lyles colored, hit; 
Brooks, clever.^— GRAND (Ira R. 
mgr. ; agent. Coney Holmes ; Monday 
and Thursday, rehearsals, 11.30).— 29-31, An- 
derson and Anderson, good ; Marie Heclow, 



tainlng 
Homan, 
Herbert 
Miller. 



dancing, fair; Riley and Ahern, neat dancers; 
Florence White, pleasing ; Walter Beemer and 

Juggling Girl, well liked. PRINCESS 

opened with vaudeville booked by Gus Sun 20. 
Edw. Browning, formerly at the Columbus 
and Collin's Gardens, will manage the house. 
Vardelles, sketch, ordinary ; Murray Bliss 
Butler, good cartoonist ; Dagmar Dunlap, 
harpist, entertaining ; Elsie Marie Folk, vio- 
linist, pleasing. COLUMBUS (Thompson 

Bros., mgrs. ; agent, Columbus Vaudeville 
Agency; Monday, rehearsal 10.30). De Aerien 
and R Itch re, well liked ; Maudie Duvall, sou- 
bret, fair ; Wagner and Gray, pleased. 

LITTLE CHARLEY. 



made in the house, including 'new draperies. 
The theatre will continue on the Orpheum 
Circuit. Mr. Beehler is here superintending 
the "housee leaning." OBERDORFER. 



DAVENPORT, IOWA. 

AMERICAN (C. E. Berkell, mgr. ; agent, 
Wm. Morris; rehearsal, Monday 12.30).— 
Opens 20th with Irwin and Herzog ; Owen 
Hoffman and Co.; Langslowe, rifleman; Mae 
Taylor ; Kroneman Bros. 

PRINCESS (Thayer and Schaffer). -Stock. 
Opens 28th with "When We Were 21," Mr. 
Chester Bishop, last season's leading man, be- 
ing the only familiar face left over. 

FAMILY (J. A. Munroe).— No announce- 
ment. Running pictures. 

BURTIS.— Chamberlain Kindt Co., legit. 
"Our New Minister," Sept. 2; "Lulu's Hus- 
band,' Sept. 3, mat. and night. 

GRAND.-J. L. Hughes (K. and E.)— No 
announcements. SHARON. 



ELMIRA, N. Y. 

MOZART (O. W. Mlddleton, mgr. ; agent, 
Edward Mozart; Monday, rehearsal 10).— 
Green and Jolly; Potter and Harris: Quail 
and Vedmar ; Oliver Crane ; Charles Maurer. 

and m. p. ; good houses. HAPPY HOUR (O. 

H. Van Demark. mgr. ; agent, U. B. O. ; Mon- 
day, rehearsal 11).— Arthur O'Brien and Co.; 
Gertrude Black ; Delaney and Wohlman ; 
Florence Douglas ; Gus Frederick ; Josef Sam- 
uels, and m. p. ; excellent business. 

J. M. BEERS. 

ERIE, PA. 

FOUR-MILE CREEK PARK (H. T. Foster, 
mgr.; agent. Harry Hahn).— James Logue, 
good ; Buford, Bennett and Buford, went big ; 
Wm. J. Curtis, very clever roosters ; Kolb 
and Miller, well received ; Musical Brandons, 
good. 

WALDAMEER PARK (H. T. Foster, mgr.; 
ageut. U. B. O.).— Shannon and Morris, went 
big ; Harry Raeburn, very clever ; Catherine 
Cronln and Co., very good sketch ; Gordon 
and Barber, excellent. 

ALPHA (E. H. Suerken, mgr.; agent. Mar- 
cus Loew ; rehearsal, Monday 10).— Joe and 
Ella Fond Her, clever; Dotson and Lucas, very 
good dancers; Thos. Potter Dunne, excellent; 
Lew Vlrden and Gertrude Dunlap, went big; 
Hill and Ackerman, well received. 

HAPPY HOUR (D. H. Connelly, mgr.; G. 
H. Ver Beck, agent).— Monnette and Craw- 
ford, very good ; Bert Le Van, good. 

M. H. MIZENER. 

FALL RIVER, MASS. 

BIJOU (L. M. Boas, mgr.; agent, direct; 
rehearsal, Monday 10).— M. p. and Aug. 29-31, 
Claude Ranf, wire artist, excellent: Lester 
and Kellet, comedians, very good; Rose and 
Severns, good. Sept. 1-3, Moran and Tlngely, 
the upside-down dancers ; Emily Dodd and Co. 
PREMIER (L. M. Boas mgr.; agent, di- 
rect; rehearsal, Monday 10).— M. p. and Aug. 
20-31, The Rossleys, very good; Wesson, Wal- 
ters and Wesson, comedy sketch, a hit; Hen- 
shaw and Morris, s. and t., good. Sept. 1-3, 
Lewis Sisters, dainty musical offering ; Dodd 
and Downer, comedy offering ; Collins and 
Prevost, humorous acrobats. — PALACE 
(Wm. B. Stecker, mgr.; agent. U. B. O. ; re- 
hearsal, Monday 11).— M. p. and Thea Llght- 
ner, s. and pianologue, good ; West and Henry, 
sketch, a hit ; Harland and Holllns, comedy 
musical act, very good. Sept. 1-3 Marion May. 
s. and t. ; Vanmoltke and Frank, comedy 
sketch ; Gardner West and Sunshine, s. and 

d. and costume changes. LINCOLN PARK 

THEATRE (I. W. Phelps, mgr.; agent).— 
Lincoln Park Opera Co., presenting "Olrofle- 
Glrofla," very good. EDW. F. RAFFERTY. 

EVANSVILLE, IND. 

OAK SUMMIT PARK (Edw. Raymond, 
mgr.; Sulllvan-Consldlne Bookings) —Count 
De Butz and Tossell, performed many clever 
feats on the bicycle ; The American Newsboy 
Quartette, very good ; Innes and Ryan, good 
act ; Miss Ryan's costumes were greatly ad- 
mired by the ladles ; Grace De Wlntres, scenic 
ventrlloqulal novelty act, received much ap- 
plause ; Kallnowskl Bros., acrobats, good. 

New Grand Theatre will open next Sunday 
matinee, Sept. 4, after a few changes are 



HARRISBURG. PA. 

ORPHEUM (C. F. Hopkins, mgr. ; agent, II. 
B. O.).— Ellen Richards, tight wire act, good; 
Mamie Harnlsh, singing comedienne, pleased ; 
Chas. A. Murray and Mae Hamilton, in skit, 
went big; R. A. G. Trio, songs, fair; Nell 
O'Brien and Co., in sketch, laughing b. f. 
burlesque ; Raymond nad Caverly, German 
comedians, scored big hit, many encores ; S. 
W. LaVeen and Co., made big hit; pictures, 
fair. 

HIPPODROME (A. L. Roumfort and Co.. 
mgrs. ; agent, Rudy Heller).— Lady Mazle, 
chimpanzee of Pamahaski's circus ; Harris 
Twins, contortionists ; in. p. 

PAXTANO PARK (Felix Davis, mgr.; 
agent, Wm. Morris). — Musical comedy, "Two 
Old Cronies," presented by John B. Wills and 
Co., last week of the season. 



Wm. Rexroth. of A. L. Roumfort and Co.. 
mgrs. of the Hippodrome, has taken a long 
term lease on the unused car barns In the 
residential section of the city uptown, and 
will remodel them so as to be able to put on 
an eight-act vaudeville show and pictures, 
with a seating capacity of 2,8<M). Work on re- 
modeling property will be started in a few 
weeks. J. p. j. 



HARTFORD, OONN. 

POLI'S (Oliver C. Edwards, mgr.; agent. 
U. B. O. ; Monday, rehearsal at 10).— Homer 
B. Mason and Co., sketch, exceptionally clev- 
er ; Morton and Morton, Immense ; Lancton, 
Lucler and Co., very good; Verona Verdi and 
Bro., violinists, fine; Mclntyre and Franklin 
Twins, dancers, class ; Hlckey Triplets, acro- 
bats, a hit. HARTFORD (Fred. P. Dean. 

mgr. ; agent, J. J. Clancy ; Monday and 
Thursday, rehearsals at 10).— 20-31, Frank 
McCrea, sharpshooter, sensational novelty ; 
Gllmore Corbln, monologue, good ; Three 
Swells, singers, hit; Johnny Wise and Co., 
went big; Hartford Stock Co.. In talking pic- 
tures, big hit as usual. 1-3, Talking pictures; 
Addle St. Alva ; Stone and Sheldon ; Kel and 

Kelly; m. p. SCENIC (Harry C. Young, 

mgr. ; agent, direct).— 111. s. by Marlon Mar- 
shall and Walter Williams. NOTES.— Poll's 

closed a very successful stock season last Sat- 
urday night. Vaudeville opened without a 
wait and the house was packed Monday night 
to welcome the variety artists. The opening 
bill Is one of the best ever seen at the Poll 
house. Parsons' Theatre opens for the sea- 
son when Cohan and Harris present the new 

four-act play, "The Member from Ozark." 

Several picture houses which closed during 
the summer will reopen Monday. 

R. W. OLMSTED. 

HOBOKEN, N. J. 

EMPIRE (A. M. Bruggemann. mgr.).- 
Opened as a spoke in the Eastern Wheel (bur- 
lesque) 29. Two large houses gave evidence 
that the change from polite vaudeville was 
not unwelcome. Phil Sheridan's "Marathon 
Girls" opening attraction. Good bill present- 
ed— LYRIC (Grant Rlggs. mgr. ; agent. 
Loews).— Alfred and Pearl; William Stead; 
Emma Bernard ; Kent Sisters ; Robinson Trio ; 
pictures. JOHN KAY. 

KALAMAZOO, MICH. 

MAJESTIC (Harry Crull. mgr.; agent. W. 
V. A.; Monday rehearsal 1 1 ).— Carroll. Gllletto 
Troupe, acrobats, sensational and clever- 
Ralph Cummlngs and Co. in "The Typewriter 
Girl," a headline sketch and well staged- 
Samson and Douslas. clever; Austin Walsh, 
comedy musical, fair; Wayne La Mar. acro- 
batic dancer, good CLEMENT. 

LOS ANGELES, CAL. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck. gen. mgr.; agent, 
direct).— Monday rehearsal, 10. week 22 
Splendid program, capacity houses. Annette 
Kellerman, headliner. Instantaneous success; 
K., r I y _, Atk, nson, musical Imitator, excellent ; 
( llfford and Burke, burnt-cork comedians 
clever; Four Cllftons. acrobats, adroit; Hold- 
eyers- lames Thornton ; Imperial Musicians ; 
Edwards, Davis ft Co.; Apdales Animals. 

LOS ANGELES (Geo. A. Bovyer. mgr ■ 

S.-C, agent). —Monday rehearsal. 11. Good 
program, uniformly good houses. Mr. and 
Mrs. Perkins Fisher, headllners, sketch Im- 
mense; Wheelers, Jugglers, very catchy ; 
Josephine Saxton and "Dixie Kids," good- 
Helen Stuart, singer, fair; Francis O'Reilly' 
Impersonator, took well ; Mabel Moree trap- 
eze, entertaining. Levy's (Al. Levy,' mgr • 

L. Behymer, agent).— Monday rehearsal 10 
excellent program, packed houses. La Sollta 



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MALDEN, MASS. 

AUDITORIUM SCENIC TEMPLE (J. W. 
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bel Sterling ; Three Albnrattes. Honey John- 
son. T. C. KENNEY. 

MEDFORD, MASS. 

BOULEVARD (J. W. Gorman, mgr.; Mon- 
day, rehearsal 10) .— Brlndamour ; Ehretto 
Bros., acrobatic ; Marron and Helns, min- 
strels ; Burdette. Johnson and Burdette, com- 
edy acrobats; Mystical Musical Due, novelty 
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MERIDEN, CONN. 

POLUS (Tom Klrby. mgr. ; Monday, re- 
hearsal 11 a. m.) — Dillon, extemporaneous 
lecturer, fair; Madge Hughes, singing come- 
dienne, good ; Scott and Davis planologuc. 
fair: Kaufmann Bros., tuneful originalities, 
good ; Sammv Watson's Farmyard Circus, 
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HANOVER PARK— (R. P. Lee. mgr.; 
Amer. Vaudeville Clr.. agent) —Eddie Horan. 
comedian, good ; La Contra and La Rue. mu- 
sical act. fair; Randolph and Lockhard. nov- 
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GEM ( D. J. Hennessey, mgr.; Wllllams- 
Cooley. agent).— 22-24. Harding and Wasson. 
comedy skit, good ; Luclle Whltmore. s. and 
d. : Pete Terry, b. f., decided hit; m. p. 2.V27. 
The Connellys, s. and d., splendid ; Hardy and 
D'Almnlne, musical act; m. p. H. B. MAY. 

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MAJESTIC (James A. Hlgler, mgr.; Or- 
pheum Circuit, agent; rehearsals. Monday 
10. :u>). Gennaro's Band, good musical act ; 
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Robert Dempster, popular monologlst ; Clown 
Zarthe's dogs, pleasing act ; Ward and Cur- 
ran. In a funny skit ; Welch, Meady and Mont- 
rose, laughing hit ; Murray and Lane. In a 
musical comedy skit ; Earnest Scharaff. very 
versatile musician ; Henri French and Marlon 
Lane, clever entertainers. 

CRYSTAL (C. I. Fischer, mgr. ; rehearsalH, 
Monday 10 a. m.).— Six Juggling Normans, 
remarkable balancing act ; Holland and Webb, 
very popular number ; McGratb and Yoeman, 
Interesting act ; Harding, very clever perform- 
ance ; ill. songs and Crystalograph, complete 
bill. 

GAYKTY (W. E. Mick, mgr.).— "Queen of 
Bohemia," splendid production, entertaining. 

STAR (F. Trottman. mgr. ).— Miner's 
"Americans," with Dave Lerner, giving a good 
performance. 

EMPRESS (Daniel McCoy, mgr.; Sullivan 
and Consldlne Circuit).— Good vaudeville bill 
headed by the Momo acrobats. t\ other good 
acts. HERBERT MORTON. 



MOLINE, ILL. 

FAMILY (Harry Sodlnl. mgr.; W. V. A. 
agent; Monday, rehearsal 1 p. m.). -Opens 
L'Sth with Tom Linton's Jungle Girls; Tho 
Great Bauretto and Co. ; De Rossa and Co. ; 
Sam and Ida Keeley. songs and pictures. 

MOLINE — Chamberlain Kindt and Co.. 
legit. Sept. 1. "Our New Minister;" Sept. 2. 
"Lulu's Husband;'' Sept. .1, "Classmates." 

BARRYMORE — K. and E.. legit. Sept. l."». 
Chauncey Olcott ; Sept. IS, "Three Twins." 

SHARON. 



to good business on opening performances. 

WALDMANNS (Lee Ottelengul. mgr.L — 
The "Parisian Widows" are doing well and 
have a carefully selected company. 

OLYMPIC PARK (James Beldon. mgr). 
The Aborn Opera Co.. In "Fra Dlavolo." On 
the open air stage are Roberta's Animals (12th 
week); Hazel, the bucking zebra; Prof. War- 
ner and Co.. and the somersaulting auto, a 
highly strenuous act ; all please. 

HILLSIDE PARK (W. E. Thaller, mgr. ) - 
Stevens Sisters, acro-dancers. novelty act ; De 
Haven Trio, comedy pole and ladder act ; Va- 
loise Bros , hand balancers, and James Haw- 
ley, trapeze artist. Wild West Show and 
aeroplane flights dally. 

ELECTRIC PARK (C. A. Dunlap. mgr.)-- 
Dorner Stock Co.. In "Jekyll and Hyde," fare- 
well week after a very successful season. 
Open air acts and vaudeville to follow. 

Proctor now has three vaudeville theatres 
In operation here and a park seating 1,200, 
all doing a very large business. 



Two new picture houses are nearing comple- 
tion on Broad St. and South Orange Ave. 



A new $K0.0OO theatre, to be dedicated to 
vaudeville, will be finished before the season 
closes. It Is located on Washington St. 

James Gardner, the contortionist. Is visiting 
his folks here. 



NEW BEDFORD, MASS. 

SAVOY (J. W. Barry, mgr.).— Aug 20-^1. 
Musical Tremalnes well received ; Codin and 
Clifford, nimble dancers ; m. p. 

VIEN'S (E. D. Davenport, mgr ) —Aug. 20- 
.">1. Cole and Coleman, clever; Nat Wharton, 
popular ; m. p. H. C. TRIPP. 

NEWARK, N. J. 

PROCTOR'S (R. C. Stewart, mgr. ; V. B. O.. 
agent; rehearsal, Monday ID. Very good bill 
to good business. Edwards "Kountry Kids" 
repeat former success, as did Robert Henry 
Hodge and Co. ; Amy Butler and Boys, went 
well ; Robert Turner gave a novel lecture il- 
lustrated ; The Carbrey Bros., dance well, and 
Saona. In Impersonations, pleased; The Far- 
rell-Taylor Trio are the hit: The St. Onge 
Pros, go well on wheels; in. p. close a good 
show. 

COPRT (Wm. B. Putnam, mgr. ) —Opening 
week of this pretty theatre to crowded houses. 
The Human Parrot, a novelty ; The Balloon 
Girl, still another one ; Inglls and Reading, 
comedy artists; La Tour Sisters, s. and d . 
good : Al Herman ; I^ohsc and Sterling. ring 
artists ; Estelle Grant : J. J. McCowan and 
Co., In cleverly acted sketch ; Grace De Mar. 
comedienne ; Llbby, a comedy cyclist ; The 
Robinson Trio of colored comedians ; Harry 
Emerson ; all appearing on a split week bill. 
Prices are 10-l."»-2."». Motion pictures and ill. 
sones are Interpolated. 

ARCADE (L. O. Mumford. mgr.) —This |s 
anniversary week. Harry Lauder and Co.. 
funny ; George Grenncwald. vocalist ; De La 
Tour Sisters ; Jennie rurtls, comedienne ; 
Fred. Juggler : Flemming. sword exhibition : 
Rice and Shephard. acro-comedians ; Elsie La 
Rose, s and d. ; Ed La Rue, comedian ; Mil- 
dred Messenger, character comedienne; Bar- 
low and Sweeney, comedy duo ; Minnette 
Kramer, classical terpslchorcan ; Joe Bell, 
dancer, and May De Ponta and her talking 
doc ; m. n. and ill. songs. 

EMPIRE (I.eon Evans, mgr.).— Williams' 
"Imperials." with Harry Cooper. Good show 



John R. Phillips, of the Aborn Opera Co.. 
contemplatlnK a plunge Into vaudeville He 
a native of this city. 



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Olympic Park will give high elates shows at 
the park theatre on Sundays during the fall 
and winter months. This is a new Innova- 
tion. 



All places of amusement In or out doors are 
doing a hustling business here. 

JOE O BRYAN. 



NORFOLK, VA. 

COLONIAL (S. C Donalds, mgr ; agent. V 
B. (). ; rehearsal. 10 Monday). Fred and Bess 
Lucier. excellent ; Reta Redfleld, hit ; Kelly 
and Kent, great ; Van Hoven. riot ; "Phlend 
Minstrels" (New Act). Jones and Deely, 
great ; Bounding Gordons, excellent 

MAJESTIC (J. S. Elburg. mgr; Norman 
Jefferles) .— 20-. '11 , Haslam. mystery act. com- 
plete puzzle; Bonner and Meredith, western 
playlet, fine; Billy Evans, monologue, very 
pood: l-.'t. Frlnt. George nnd Co.; Hamilton 
Massey : Great Doppel. 

ORPHECM (S. B Butler, mgr ; Norman 
Jefferles. agent ).— 20-.TI . Frlnt, George and 
Co.. did not appear Monday ; Hamilton and 
Massey. eccentric comedians, fine ; Great Dip- 
pel, very eood. 1-.'{. Haslam; Bonner and 
Meredith ; Blllv Evans 

GRANBY (Otto Wells, mgr). •.Morning. 
Noon and Night," excellent. 

S. R. HELLER. 

NEW ORLEANS, LA. 

WEST END PARK (Jules F. Blstes. mgr.; 
agent. Orphcum Circuit Co. ; Sunday, re- 
he;irsal 2). --Alice Berry did splendidly; Harry 
B Burton might have taken his monolog from 
a Joke book hearing a later date; John A 
West and Co. ; Klnzo. 

AMERICAN (James R. Cowan, mgr ; agent, 
William Morris; Sunday, rehearsal Hn ,lef 
r<rson and Fromm. dance well ; Garcia and 
Hemingway and Eddie Reeves, also ; Chinese 
Johnnv Williams and Co. closed the show 

WiNTER GARDEN (Israel and Leopold, 
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dience. The slapstick, an Instrument of hu- 
mor of which Aeschylus and ArlstophaneB ne'er 
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MAJESTIC (L E. Sawyer, mgr. ) —Tyson 
Extravaganza Co., vaudeville ami pictures. 

HAPPY IIOl'R (Al. Durning. mgr.).— L«- 
Roy and Diamond, sketch ; Frank Ilugglns, 
wire ; Warrlll and Kenny, dancers. 

James R. Cowan, who succeedK William T. 
Grover as manager of the American, Is here. 
Mr. Cowan announces that the theatre will he 
renovated and that forthcoming acts will be 
hlKger. brighter and better than ever. 

O. M. SAM PEL. 

OAKLAND, CAL. 

ORPIIEIM (Martin Beck. gen. mur.; agent, 
direct I. ---"Operatic Festival"; J. C. Nugent ft 
Co.; Flannaifan * Edwards; Harry De Vora 
Trio; "The Police Inspector"; "llama Girls"; 
Step. Mehlnger * Kinj;; Lou Aimer; Idora; 
"Ellerys Band." 



OMAHA, NKI1. 

ORPHEI'M (Martin Beck, gen. nmr : ag.nt, 
direct; rehearsal Sunday Hi). A full house 
wilne-sed the very good show with Master Ga- 
briel and Co. and "The Old Soldier l-'iddlers." 
both taking high honors of the evcniiu:. Lot 
lie Williams and Co In "On Stony Ground." 
well pleased; Siv Abdall-i Ii-.. tumbler-, very 
clever; Morris.y Sishrs ,in,| Itros . tfiok well; 
Frank Morrell, m.inv lauiriis. hmiahl ,ni.| C;ir 
son. lauuliin^ hit; l)r> Ln|e. jn-'.-l r, .|e\.i- 
picture.. AMERICAN Ml 'Sir HALL ( W 

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week, to be followed by "New Century Girls." 

VAN ARNOT. 



ONEONTA. N. Y. 

ONEONTA (Harry B. Hunham, mgr. ; agent, 
Cleveland ; rehearsals, Monday and Thursday 
1 p. m.).— 22-24, Renner and Powers, conver- 
sationalists, good; Art Loughlln, b. f. come- 
dian, pleased. 25-27, May Clinton and Co., 
sharpshooters, well applauded ; Alt Carp, vio- 
linist, good; m. p. DB LONG. 

PATERSON, N. J. 

EMPIRE (A. M. Bruggemann, mgr. ; H. J. 
Bruggemann, res. mgr. Ind.).— Opened to big 
house Monday matinee and repeated at first 
evening show, falling below for third per- 
formance. Entirely renovated with several 
new drops, this house added to Its cosy ap- 
pearance, and the opening bill was a worthy 
one, made up as follows : Hap, Handy and 
Co., In a novel soap bubble act ; Boyd Ollfain 
Trio, a little of everything ; Labakan and his 
dog ; Lyons and Cullum ; Alva York, English 
songstress; John E. Brennan and Co., and 
m. p. The bill for the second half will con- 
sist of Helm and Cozens ; Bryant and Saville ; 
Roselle Sisters; Cann and Thlern ; Mr. and 
Mrs. Mellow, and Zeb Zarrow Trio. 

OPERA HOUSE (J. J. Goetschlus, mgr. Sum- 
mer Stock).— In offering "Brown of Harvard" 
the management seems to have struck the 
popular fancy of the theatregoers of this city, 
In consequence a record business is in order. 

LYCEUM (Francis J. Gilbert, mgr. S. ft H.) 
-"Uncle Tom's Cabin" and "Ninety and 
Nine" are the attractions offered to the many 
patrons of this popular house during the cur- 
rent week. Coming, "The Thief." 

FOLLY (Joe Pine, mgr.; Burlesque, West- 
ern Wheel).— The local papers speak well of 
the show put on by the "Cosy Corner Girls," 



PITTSBURGH. 

HIPPODROME (Direction of Harry Davis 
and John P. Harris).— Burt Shepherd and 
Co. ; Sid Baxter and Co. ; 4 Musical Avollos ; 
Capt. Murphy's Cat Family; Mme. Otto's Pet 
Leopards ; Wood Bros. ; Keasler and Lee ; Slg. 
Galvanti's Riding Lion; Mile. L'Enfant's ele- 
phant; McPhee and Hill; Vlsocchl Bros., mu- 
sicians ; Aerial Wilson's ladder act ; Small- 
wood Relay Races ; Elton's Palo Comedians ; 
Fireworks Display ; Otto's Big Menagerie. 

FAMILY (John P. Harris, mgr.; agent. 
Morganstern ; rehearsal, Monday 9).— The 
Mlchelangelus ; Curran and Miller ; Bernard 
and Hill ; Crawford and Van ; De Coret and 
Rego^ Ben Smith ; Bert Fording ; Myrtle But- 
ler; m. p. 

LIBERTY (Abe Cohen, mgr. ; agent, Gus 
Sun; rehearsal, Monday 10).— Harris and 
Beauregard, good; James R. Relly, fair; Mar- 
lon Rynn, good ; Brothers Patchen, pleased ; 
m. p. 

ACADEMY (Harry Williams, mgr.).— "Big 
Review." 

GAYETY (Henry Kurtzman, mgr.).— Rose 
Sydell's "London Belles." Extra, Millard 
Bros. M. 8. KAUL. 

PORTLAND, ORE. 

ORPHBUM (Chas. P. Elliott, mgr. ; agent, 
W. V. A.).— Week 22. Cap. Geo. Auger and 
Co, and Hayward and Hay ward, features, 
went big; Bison City Four, excellent; Pal- 
frey and Barton, good opener ; The Hamllns, 
neat ; Kalmer and Brown, entertaining ; Artols 
Duo, clever. 

PANTAGES (John A. Johnson, mgr. ; agent, 
direct).— Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fltsslmmons, 
best drawing card this season ; Lelllott Bros, 
ran second ; Lezah, female Impersonator, good 
voice and wardrobe ; Ewen and Christine, ex- 
cellent ; Yalto Duo, clever. 

GRAND (Frank Cofflnberry, mgr. ; agent, 
S.-C.).— Violet Allen and Co. and Free Set- 
ters Four, featured, . excellent voices, good 
comedy ; McConnack and Irving, Bell and 
Richards, Fasslo Trio, Mary Ann Brown. 

LYRIC (Keating * Flood, mgrs. ) .—Edward 
Armstrong Co., "Paqulta," featuring Ethel 
Davis. W. R. B. 



Greta Byron, s. and d. comedienne; Roy and 
Manning, eccentric dancers; Ramsey Sisters, 
musical comediennes; 1-3, Parker and Palmer 
Co., college girl athlete and dog Mike; Bdwln 
George, Juggler; Joseph H. Smith, rural 

comedian and musician. PORTLAND (W. 

E. Greene, lessee ; James W. Oreely, mgr. ; 
agent, U. B. O. ; rehearsal, Monday 10).— Har- 
old Gatchell, pleasing tenor vocalist; Carly 
Munroe, male Impersonator, took well ; Ger- 
trude Dudley and Co., high class singing 
sketch, big hit; Gilmour and Castle, s. and 
comedy dancing. Impressive scenery, clever 
artists ; Kline, Ott and Nicholson, excellent 
comedy musical novelty. Mgr. Greely left 
Tuesday night for New York on business in 

the Interest of the Portland. RIVERTON 

PARK (E. B. Smith, mgr.; agent, J. W. Gor- 
man; rehearsal, Monday 1).— The Four Rlch- 
ardlnls, acrobatic artists, finished 11 months' 
tour in U. S. and sail Sept. 14 on Steamship 
Campania for a tour on the Moss-Stoll cir- 
cuit ; Barker and Murray, refined s. and t. 
act, classy team ; Berry and Berry, comedy 
act, laughing hit; Darmondy, clever Juggling 

act ; Cowboy 4, worthy to head any bill. 

SCENIC (Wesbrook) (Guy P. Woodman, 
mgr. ; agent, U. B. O. ; rehearsals, Monday 
and Thursday 1).— 29-31, Lorrle and Aleen. s. 
and d., costume changes, very good ; 1-3, 

Dolly Marshall, dainty comedienne. NOTES. 

—Manager Gentle had an offer to go to 
Rochester, N. Y., to manage Cook's O. H., 
but decided to remain In Portland. He has 
signed the contract with the owners of the 

Congress for another year. Prof. Leta- 

mln, of the Congress Orchestra, leaves 
for Lowell next week to lead an orchestra. 
The vacancy will be filled by Prof. F. Earl 
Bishop, who Is very popular with Portland 

audiences. Mr. Wright Lorlmer, In the 

"Shepherd King," will be at the Jefferson for 
the entire week of 8ept. 5. The Boston Con- 
cert Orchestra, which has furnished the muslo 
for the open air theatre at Rlverton Park, 
will be at the Salem Theatre this winter. 

HAROLD C. ARENOVSKY. 



toonist, was poorly received ; Gladys Arnold 
and Co., in sketch, anything but satisfactory ; 
1-3, Kerman and Brown, s. and d. ; Bdythe 
Doyle, s. W1L E. ALBRlflHT. 

ROCK ISLAND, ILL. 

MAJESTIC, formerly the Hopp, opes* 28th 
under the management of Mr. Qulnn and has 
Alex. Mostoff's troupe of Russian dancers ; 
The Pepper Twins ; Ye Old Home Choir, Mae 
Rich Casey singing the songs ; m. p. 

FAMILY.— No announcement. Running pic- 
tures. 

ILLINOIS— Chamberlain Kindt Co., legit 
Sept. 1, Mabel Barrlson and Harry Conor In 
"Lulu's Husband ;" Sept. 3, "Judgment of 
Eve." SHARON. 



PORTLAND. ME. 

CONGRESS (E. H. Gentle, mgr. ; agent, 
Qulgley ; rehearsal, Monday 10.30).— Mr. and 
Mrs. Harry Thorne and Co., laughing hit ; 
Lewis and Crossman, musical singing act ; 
Charles Bartholomew, London mimic, pleased. 

GEM, Peak's Island (Brown, mgr.).— 

Ware Opera Co., in "Piff, Paff, Pouf," very 
good. Season closes Sat. eve. Joseph Smith, 
the tenor, has been engaged by several Bos- 
ton motion picture houses for the winter sea- 
son. Miss Mae Kilcoyne, formerly leading 
lady, left Sunday for New York, where she 
will Join the Ward and Vokes production. Six 
new girls were added to this week's chorus. 

OLD ORCHARD PIER (Fred Yates, mgr.; 

agent. William Morris ; rehearsals, Monday 
and Thursday 11).— Kenny and Hollls; 29-31, 



RACINE, WIS. 

BIJOU (F. B. Stafford, mgr.; W. V. A.).— 
Edyth Shaw, very good ; Billy De Anno, com- 
edy Juggler, holds attention ; Searcy and 
Bishop, b. f., well received; Ethel Alton and 
Co., In comedy sketch, hit of bill. J. E. P. 

READING, PA. 

ORPHEUM (C. C. Egan, mgr. ; agent, U. 
B. O. ; Monday, rehearsal 10.30).— Stevenson 
and Nugent, good ; Tennis Trio, neat Juggling 
act ; Ten brook and Henry, encored ; Earle 

Mitchell and Co., well received. PALACE 

(W. K. Goldenberg, mgr. ; agent, Bart Mc- 
Hugh ; Monday, rehearsal 10.30).— Gilbert 
Sarony, laughs ; Murray and Stone, well 
liked ; Grimm and Satchel 1, good ; The Belt- 

rahs, clever and novel musical act. THE 

GRAND, which opened on Saturday with pic, 
tures, announces a return today to Its picture 
and vaudeville policy. Q. R. H. 

RENOVA, PA. 

FAMILY (Albright and McCarthy, mgrs. ; 
U. B. O., agent ; rehearsals, Monday and 
Thursday 3.30).— 29-31, W. H. Callaway, car- 



SALT LAKE, UTAH. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.; agent, 
direct).— Week 22. Good bill, good houses 
Cressy and Dayne, feature. Lyon and Roh,- 
erts, hit of bill. Captain Gruber's Aflimals, 
continuous applause. "Ballet of Light*' well 
liked. The Olmsteads, acrobats, pleasing.. 
Two Dennis, acrobats, good. Van Brothers, 
pleased. 

MAJESTIC (Harry Revler mgr. ; agent, 
direct).— M. P. and vaudeville. Big business. 
The feature of the bill, Willard Mack, was 
cancelled in the middle of the week. 

OWEN 

SAN DIEGO, CAL. 

QUEEN (E. J. Donnellan, mgr ; agent, 
S.-C.).— Monday rehearsal, 10. Week 23. 
Watson, Hutchings and Edwards, big ; Rio 
Brothers, gymnasts, good ; Metz and Mets, 
vocalists, well received, Ward and Webber, 
dancers, well dressed and clever ; Excela and 
Franks, bag punchers, good ; pictures. 

PRINCESS (Fred Ballet n, mgr. ; agent. 
Bert Levey).— Monday rehearsal. George De 
Morleo Trio, Savoy and Savoy, Fred lAS- 
caster. All good. Pictures. 

GRAND (Walter Fulkerson, mgr ; agent. 
Burns-Howell).— Monday rehearsal, 1. Phil 
La Toska, tramp Juggler, very good ; Boyd and 
Allen, song and dance, applauded ; Verona 
Trio, instrumentalists, good ; pictures. 

PICKWICK (E. M. Drukker, mgr.).— Songs 
by Josle TerrlU and Joseph Murray. Pictures. 
Ordinary show. 

EMPIRE (Roy GUI, mgr.).— Songs by Lor- 
raine Thorn ; pictures. 

JEWELL (Ray Sauer, mgr.).— Pictures. 

UNION (F W. Ruhlow, mgr.).— Pictures. 

RAMONAS HOME ( T. P. Getz, mgr.).— 
Electrical show, "Mission Life." 

L. T. DALEY. 

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA. 

ORPHEUM (Clarence L. Dean, res. mgr.; 
Martin Beck, gen. mgr.; bookings, direct; re- 
hearsals, Sundays 10).— Nellie Nichols, com- 
medlenne, very pleasing; "The Code Book," 
sketch, pleasing; Arthur Bow en, cartoonist, 
good; Fentelle and Vallorle, s and d, pleased; 
Lyons and Yosco, singing, good; Vallentlne 
and Dooley, corned v cyclists, clever; Spls- 
sell Brother and Co.. sketch, good; m. p. 

MAJESTIC (Jack N. Cook, res. mgr.; book- 
ings, Pantages; rehearsals, Mondays 10).— 
Thompson and Farrell, comedy skit, fair; 



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REPRESENTATIVE ARTISTS 





Meeting with PHENOMENAL SUCCESS in her 

NEW SINGLE ACT 

Tremendous Hit at Shea's, Buffalo, Aug. 1 

Shea's, Toronto, Aug. 8 

:o, Aug. 15 

Songs sung by Miss Green are her exclusive property 



Direction, 





Miller Hros., acrobats, good; Scherer and 
Newklrk, musical comedy, fair; Ed. La Zelle, 
slack wire, fair; Mnrle Dorr, comedienne, very 
pleasing; Abbott and Alba, sketch, good; m. p. 

BEN. 



SIOUX CITY, IOWA. 

ORPHEIM (Martin Deck. mgr. ; agent, di- 
rect; Sunday, rehearsal 10).— Week L'8-2. the 
opening bill of the season went big. Onalp, 
mysterious nnd interesting ; Bernard and Wes- 
ton, piano and songs, big hit ; John P. Wade 
and Co., sketch, very well presented ; Mere- 
dith Sisters, songs, numerous changes, fine; 
Mullen and Corelll, conversational acrobats, 
clever and funny ; Bert and Lottie Walton, 
dancing, good opener. C. S. C. 



ST. LOUIS 

By FRANK E. ANFENGER. 

COLI'MBIA (Frank Tate, mgr.; agent. Or- 
phcum Circuit).— Local interest vies with big 
stuff. Warren and Blanchard did not go on 
(Fred Blanchard being ill at his home In East 
St. Louis, said to be suffering from a severe 
sore throat) and Mildred Morton took their 
place. Another home act is 'Some Quartet," 
in a debut. The feature is Grlgolatl's Aerial 
Mallet, better than ever. Others, Carl Sauer- 
mnnn. in "The Old Flute IMayer ;'' Radle 
Furman ; Guerro and Carmen ; Sidney Shields 
and Co.. and Savo. 

DELMAK (Jack Kearney, mgr.; agent. Wm. 
Morris).— Hrtngk's Models; Bunth and Rudd ; 
Gagnoux ; Forrester and Lloyd ; Kimball and 
Donovan ; Bert Lendon. 

FOREST PARK HIGHLANDS (Robert Haf- 
ferkamp, mgr. ) — Dunn and Glazier; Henri- 
etta Hyron ; Eddie Ross; Capt. Jack and Vio- 
let Keily ; Jennette Adler and picks. 

STANDARD (Leo Reicheiibach. mgr.).— 
Elmer Tenley and his Pennant Winners in 
"lliirum Scarum.". In the olio: May Yulr 
and Elennor Revere; Mickey MeGarry ; Three 
llanlons; Collins and Sherry. 

GAYETY (Frank V. Hawley, mgr.).— "Bon 
Ton." 

NOVELTY (John Sweeney, mgr. ; Mgr. 
Crawford hooking o\c, agent ).— Patseys ; dor- 
don and llenrv. and Watson, Bandy and Nell. 

CABANNE (W. J. Hall, mgr.; Crawford 
Booking Ex.. agent). Curry and Reilly ; Nor- 
wood and Norwood ; Lew Woods. 

DHL. MAR THEATRE (II. Pipe, mgr.; Craw- 
Ion! Booking Ex., agent). Sadi and Sarkoff ; 
Klein and Clifton. 

WASHINGTON ( I ndeped'-nt Amusement 

Company. mgr. ; Crawford Booking Ex , 
agent i Young arid Phelps; O'Neill; the 
Henos ; George Ziininer; Hamilton and Went; 
I>olita Pierce. 



LAFAYETTE (Indepedent Amusement Co.. 
mgr.; Crawford Booking Ex., agent).— Renos ; 
Young and Phelps ; O'Neill, Carr and Blon- 
dell ; Gus Zlmmer. 

HAMILTON AIRDOME (F. Melnhart. mgr.; 
Crawford Booking Ex., agent) .—George Fredo ; 
Anita Allen ; Mile. Seky ; Klein and Clifton. 

LIBERTY AIRDOME (Stoll and Goldman, 
mgrs. ; Crawford Booking Ex., agent).— Great 
Aikens ; Leon a Stephens ; Gus Zlmmer ; Carr 
and Blondell ; Charles Renard ; Anthony 
Bender ; Helen*. 

MANNION (Mannlon Bros., mgrs.).— Jen- 
nings, Jewel and Barlowe ; Larkln and Burns ; 
Halley and Haley ; Mary Norman, and Doug- 
las and Douglas. 



Of three downtown houses opening 4, the 
Century, Olympic and Garrick, two starters 
are musical, "The Girl in the Kimona," at 
the Century, and "The Prince of Pllsen," Gar- 
rick. 



A new theatre, capacity 1,(130, Is reported 
planned for Easton Ave., near Franklin. It Is 
said it will be built for an outside combina- 
tion, but no details are being given out. 



The biggest press agent stunt of the season 
is on here. A playwright contest by the St. 
Louis Times was won by Lewis B. Ely, with 
"Tar and Feathers," a Missouri comedy-drama, 
and It is being given a professional produc- 
tion by the Suburban Garden Stock Company. 
All the papers gave it good notices. 



"Some Quartet," opening this week at the 
Columbia, and then going to New York to 
seek Orpheum time, is composed of St. Louis 
society youths. Wallace Nledrlnghaus, Chas. 
E. Flesh, Arthur Cutwell and John Lavine. 
They sing well and have served a long local 
apprenticeship. 



The Jeffries-Johnson fight pictures are be- 
ing presented by Sid Hester in a --weeks" en- 
gagement nt the Grand Opera House. 



YONKERS, N. Y. 

WARBl'RTON (Jo's. E. Schanberger. mgr.; 
agent, Ed. S. Keller; Monday, rehearsal 
H». :h>). —Opened for season with excellent bill. 
Jnck Wilson and Co., headlined ; big hit ; 
"Models of Jardln de Paris," riotous ; Sam 
Dody. comedian, excellent ; Harry First and 
Co., In "The Marriage Fee," good ; Natalie 
nnd Aurle Dagwell, classy ; Barrett and Scal- 
Icn, comedy acrobats, familiar work nicely 
done ; Seldom's "Venus," art poses, appreci- 
ated ; pictures. 

ORPHECM (Sol. Schwartz, mgr.; agent, V. 
B. O. ; Monday and Thursday rehearsal Hi).— 
L'"»--7. Bessie Valdere Troupe, cyclists, good ; 
Dan Dawson. English comedian, excellent ma- 
terial, hit ; Sadie Sherman and "Gypsy Girls," 
singers, well liked. ifli-Ill . Maud ODell. In 
drama, "The Awakening," strong climax, held 
big Intenst; Sharkey, Geisler and Lewis, 
comedians, hit ; Winkler's Military Dancers, 
pleased ; pictures. 



GETTY SQUARE (Ed. Rowlands, mgr.; 
agent direct.— Capacity, 40o ; formerly ran 
pictures only (Independent), now three acts 
weekly ; l'd-27. Anna May Weeks, s. and d. 
comedienne, dainty. 

The Warburton opened with the following 
house staff: John Paulsen, treasurer; Frank 
Capps, stage manager ; Chnrles Klass, musi- 
cal director ; Thos. Hargraves, property ; John 
Blake, electrician ; John J. O'Connor, adv. 
agt. Many artists who played here last sea- 
son will be pleased to note the addition of 
two to the former orchestra of four. Another 
innovation is in the usher line ; five girls 
neatly dressed in black. 



Dan Dawson, the only male on the Orpheum 
bill LW27. said he thought It a shame that 
Bill Lykens should have sent him here to 
play alone on a bill with ten women. CRIS. 



YOUNGSTOWN, O. 

IDORA PARK (Perry Barge, mgr.; Ameri- 
can Booking Offices).- Jerome and Hunter, 
clever; Coogan and Park, good; Hamilton and 
Howlet. bright; Goodall and Craig, laughable 

skit; Lorre troupe, lively. NOTES— Harvey 

Arlington, late of Benton Harbor, Mich., has 
become manager of the Nixon, a "family" 

vaudeville and picture house. The Grand 

opened regular season Aug. 1'!) with A. G. 
Field's minstrels. The Park opens regu- 
lar season Sept. .'{ with Geo. Evans' Honey 
Boy Minstrels. c. A. LEEDY, 



SENSATIONAL HIT everywhere. TALK OF EVERY TOWN. POSITIVELY the ONLY JAPANESE Ever PROVING a BOX- 
OFFICE ATTRACTION on the PACIFIC COAST and ESPECIALLY in the CITY of SAN FRANCISCO 

HARRY TSUDA 

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VARIETY ARTISTS' ROUTES 

FOR WEEK SEPT. 5 

WHEN NOT OTHERWISE INDICATED. 

(The routes here given, bearing the date?, are from SEPT. 4 to SEPT. 11, Inclusive, 
lependent upon the opening and closing days of engagements In different parts of the 
country. All addresses below are furnished VARIETY by artists. Address care news- 
papers, managers or agents will be printed.) 

"C. R." after name Indicates act Is with circus mentioned. Route may be found under 
"Circus Routes." 

ROUTES FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK MUST REACH THIS OFFICE NOT LATER 
THAN WEDNESDAY MORNING TO INSURE PUBLICATION. 



Abbott A Alba Bijou Virginia Minn 

Adair Art 438 8 Levitt Chicago 

Adams Edward B Apollo Vienna 

Adams Billy 89 MUford Boston 

Adams A Lewis 106 W Baker Atlanta 

ADELAIDE 

"A BARNYARD ROMEO," American Music 
Hall, Omaha, Aug. 22-Sept 3. 

Adelaide American Chicago indef 
Admont MlUel 8285 Broadway N Y 
Advance Musical Four 182 E 76 N Y 
Ahearn A Malcolm Norwich Conn 
Aherns The Francias Montreal 
Altken Bros 284 Bedford Fall River 
Altkens Great 2219 Gravler New Orleans 
Altken Jas A Edna 967 Park av N Y 
Alberts Lee 14 Frobel 111 Hamburg. Oer 

ALBINI THE GREAT 

En Route Sullivan-Considlne Circuit. 
Address, 126 E. 123d St.. N. Y. City. 

Albani 1690 Broadway N Y 

Aldine* The 984 B 62 Chicago 

Aldrach Blanche Athens Ga 

Aleta Lynn Mass 

Alexander A Berties 41 Acre Lane London 

All Hunter and All Claude PI Jamaica N Y 

All Sidi 909 Spring Pittsburg 

Allaire A Jeans 85 John Fall River 

Allen Leon A Bertie 118 Central Oshkosh Wis 

Allinei Joseph 422 Bloomtield Hoboken N J 

Alonz 65 W 36 N Y 

Alpine Troupe Forepaugh Sells C R 

Alroua Zocller Trio 269 Hemlock Bklyn 

Alton Ethel 1532 Belmont Av Seattle 

Altus Bros 128 Cottage Auburn N Y 

Alvarados Goats 1235 N Main Decatur 111 

Alvlas The 301 E Wash Springfield 111 

Alvin Bros Orpheum Champaign 111 

Alvln 4b Zenda Box 865 Dresden O 

Alquist & Clayton 545 Bergen Bklyn 

American Newsboys 2636 N 31 Phiia 

Ames A Corbett 973 Gordon Toledo 

Amsterdam Quartette 131 W 41 N Y 

Anderson A Anderson 829 Dearborn Av Chicago 

Anderson A Ellison 3603 Locust Phlla 

Anderson Four National Htl Chicago 

Andrews & Abbott Co 8962 Morgan St Louis 

Apdales Animals Orpheum Salt Lake 

Arakl Troupe Haag Show C R 

Arberg 6 Wagner 511 E 78 N Y 

Ardelle & Leslie 19 Broezel Rochester 

Armond Grace 810 Dearborn Av Chicago 

Armstrong Ellis H Wlldwood N J 

Armstrong A Clark Muskegon Mich lndef 

Armstrong and Verne Royal Wellington N Z 

Arnold A Rickey Owego N Y 

Arthur Mae 15 Unity PI Boston 

Atkinson Harry 21 E 20 N Y 

Atwood Warren 111 W 31 N Y 

Auer SAG 418 Strand W C London 

Auger Geo W 12 Lawrence Rd So Ealing Eng 

Austin & Klumker 3110 E Phiia 

Avery W E 5008 Forestvllle Chicago 

B 

Baker Harry 8942 Renow W Philadelphia 
Balloon Jupiter Barnum A Bailey C R 
Bandy A Fields 1509 La Salle Av Chicago 
Banks Geo 8 ColllnsvlUe Mass 
Baraban Troupe 1884 5 Av N Y 
Barbee Hill A Co 1282 Nat Av San Diego 
Barber A Palmer 617 N 22 So Omaha 
Barkotts Show Dixon 111 
Barlows Breakway 270 W 89 N Y 



EUGENE O. 



PAUL P. 



Barnes and Barron 

Orpheum time booked by A. E. Meyers. 



Barnes A Robinson 237 W 187 N Y 
Barnes A West 418 Strand London 
Bairon Geo 2002 5 Av N Y 
Barry A Hack Majestic Des Moines 
Barry A Halvers Bay 7 Bath Beach L I 



Barry A Richards Dlngmans Ferry Pa 
Bartell A Garfield 2699 E 53 Cleveland 
Baito A McCue 819 N 2 Reading Pa 
Bassett Mortimer 279 W 29 N Y 
Rpte. A Neville 57 Gregory New Haven 
Baum Will H A Co 97 Wolcott New Haven 
Baumann A Ralph 880 Howard Av New Haven 

Barnes: Barnes 

"Uncle Hiram and Aunt Alvlra from Posey 

County, Indiana." 

Next Week (Sept. 5), Lyric, Joplin, Mo. 

Bayfield Harry Forepaugh-Sells C R 

Be Ano Duo 3442 Charlton Chicago 

Beaman Fred J Hudson Heights N J 

Beardsley Sisters Union Htl Chicago 

Bedell Walter H & Co Union Sq N Y 

Behrend Musical 52 Springfield A\ Newark N J 

Beimel Musical 340 E 87 N Y 

Bell Arthur H 488 12 A v Newark N J 

Bell A Richards 211 E 14 N Y 

Bellemontes The 112 5 Av Chicago 

Belmont Joe 70 Brook London 

Benn A Leon 229 W 38 N Y 

Bennett Trio 208 W 67 N Y 

Bennett Bros 839 E 66 N Y 

Bennett Sisters 1808 Forest Av Kansas City 

Bentley Musical 121 Clipper San Francisco 

Benton Elwood 6 H Cincinnati 

Benton Granbv A West Saratoga Htl Chicago 

Vera Berliner 

PERMANENT ADDRESS: 
317 CENTER ST.. CHICAGO. 

Bernhard Hugh Bohemian Burlesquers B R 

Bertlna A Brockway 811 8 Av N Y 

Beverly Sisters 5722 Springfield Av Phiia 

Beverly A West 262 Delaware Buffalo 

Bevlns Clem Rollickers B R 

Beyer Ben A Bro Orpheum Seattle 

Blcknell A Gibney 243 S East Av Oak Park 111 

Bimbos The 694 Pacific Appleton Wis 

Birch John Sayvllle L I 

Bison City Four Orpheum San Francisco 

Blssonnette Newman R F D No 2 Lockport 111 

Blssett A Crawford 245 W 39 N Y 

Black A Leslie 8722 Eberly Av Chicago 

Blacks The 47 B 182 N Y 

Blessings The 36 Koenlgsberger Berlin Ger 

Bloomquest A Co 3220 Chicago Av Minneapolis 

Blocksom A Burns Fair Haven N J 

Bolses Sensational 675 Jackson Av N Y 

Bonner Alf Brigadiers B R 

Booth Trio 747 Henry Columbus O 

Borella Arthur 524 Stanton Greensburg Pa 

Bostock Jean Lovemakers B R 

Boutin A Tillson 11 Myrtle Springfield Mass 

Boulden A Qulnn 212 W 42 N Y 

Bouton Harry A Co 132 W 36 N Y 

Bowers Walters A Crooker Montauk Brooklyn 

Bowman Bros 22 W 98 N Y 

Boyle Bros Majestic Sioux Falls 

Bradley A Ward Barnum A Bailey C R 

Bradleys The 1814 Rush Birmingham 

Bradue Fred Barnum A Bailey C R 

Breadon Joe Ellis Nowlln Clreu* 

Brennen Samuel N 2856 Tulip Phlla 

Breton Runkel Co Variety Allegheny 

Bretonne May Variety Allegheny 

Brindamour Palace Boston 

Brlnkleys The 424 W 39 N Y 

Britton Nellie 140 Morris Phlla 

Brixton A Brixton 708 Lexington Brooklyn 

Brookes A Carlisle 88 Glenwood Buffalo 

Brooks Harvey Cracker Jacks B R 

Brooks A Jennings 861 W Bronx N Y 

Brooks & Kingman 234 W 39 N Y 

Brown & Brown 69 W 115 N Y 

Brown A Wllmot 71 Glen Maiden Mass 

Brown A Farlardean King Edward Halifax N S 

Brownies The Jackson Topeka Kan 

Browning A Lavan 895 Cauldwell Av N Y 

Bruce Lena Lovemakers B R 

Bruces The 120 W 27 N Y 



Bruno Max C 160 Baldwin Elmira N Y 

Brydon A Harmon 229 Montgomery Jersey City 

Buchanan Dancing Four Oom'cial Htl Chicago 

Buford Bennet A Buford 756 8 Av N Y 

Bunce Jack 2219 8 18 Phlla 

Bunchu A Alger 2819 W Maine Louisville 

Burgess Bobby A West Sts 1412 Jefferson Bklyn 

Burgess Harvey J 627 Trenton Av Pittsburg 

Burke John P Park Baltimore 

Burke A Farlow 4037 Harrison Chicago 

Burn Jack National Cleveland 

Burns A Emerson 1 PI Boledleu Paris 

Burns Teddy Shore Inn St James L I 

Burnell Lillian 2050 W North Av Chicago 

Burrows Travis Co 111 E 26 N Y 

Burt Wm P A Daughter 188 W 45 N Y 

Bushell May Fads A Follies B R 

Butlers Musical 423 8 8 Phlla 

Butterworth Charley 850 Treat San Francisco 

Byers A Hermann 3649 Paxton Cincinnati 

Byrne Golson Players Matinee Girl Co 

Byron Gleta 107 Blue Hill Av Roxbury Mass 



Calne & Odom 72 Wilson Newark O 
Calest 74 Grove Rd Clapham Pk London 
Callahan Grace Bohemian Burlesquers B R 
Cameron A Oaylord 5940 Highland 8t Louis 
Campbell A Parker Rose Sydell Co 
Campbells Park Phlla 

THE GREAT 

CAICEDO 

King of the Wire. 
Address care the T, Bra," 5 Tavistock St, Lon- 
don, Eng. 

Canfleld Al Follies of New York and Paris B R 

Cantor A Curtis Saratoga Htl Chicago 

Cantway Fred R 6425 Woodlawn Av Chicago 

Cardownle Sisters 425 N Liberty Alliance O 

Carey A Stampe 824 42 Bklyn 

Carl Black 217 W 63 N Y 

Carle Irving 4203 No 41 Chicago 

Carlin A Clark 913 Prospect Av Buffalo 

Carmelos Pictures Bway Gaiety Girls B R 

Carmen Frank 465 W 163 N Y 

Carmen Beatrice 8305 Broadway N Y 

Carol Sisters 104 W 16 N Y 

Carr Trio Park Canandaigua N Y 

Carroll Nettie Trio Barnum A Bailey C R 

Carrol Chas Gem Phlla 

Caron A Farnum 235 E 24 N Y 

Carson Bros 628-58 Bklyn 

Carson A Willard Park Dallas 

Carters The Ave Mo 

Casads Three Darlington Wis 

Casmus A La Mar Box 247 Montgomery Ala 

Case Paul 81 S Clark Chicago 

Caulfleld A Driver Normandie Htl N Y 

Challenger A Brent. 167 Dearborn Chicago 

Chameroys The 1351 43 Bklyn 

Chadwick Trio Greenpoint Brooklyn 

Chantrell A Schuyler 219 Prospect Av Bklyn 

Chapln Benjamin 566 W 186 N Y 

Chapman Sisters 1629 Mlllburn Indianapolis 

Chase Dave 90 Birch Lynn 

Chase Carma 2516 So Halstead Chicago 

Chatham Sisters 308 Grant Pittsburg 

Chester A Jones Pantages Tacoma 

Chick & Chicklets Brigadiers B R 

Chip A Marble York Htl N Y 

Christy & Willis 200 E 14th N Y 

Chubb Ray 107 Spruce Scranton Pa 

Church City Four 12K2 Decatur Brooklyn 

Church & Springer 9664 Pittsfleld Mass 

Claiborne Kay C 224 Security Bldg Los Angeles 

Clairmont Josephine & Co 163 W 131 N Y 

Clarke Wilfred 130 W 44 N Y 

Clark Florette 1324 Intervale Av N Y 

Clark A Duffy Metropolitan Minstrels Indef 

Clark Billy Muskegon Mich Indef 

Clark A Ferguson 121 Phelps Englewood 

Claton Carlos 235ft 5 Av Nashville. Tenn 

Claus & Radcliffe 1649 Dayton Av St Paul 

Clear Chas 100 Morningslde Av N Y 

demons Cam'n 462 Columbia Dorchester Mass 

Clermento A Miner Galthers Cincinnati 

Cleveland Claude & Marlon Keeneys N Y 

Clever Trio 2129 Arch Phlla 

Cliff A Cliff 4106 Artesian Chicago 

Clipper Quartet Polls Wilkes-Barre 

Clipper Comody Four Orpheum Altoona Pa 

Cllto & Sylvester 928 Winter Phlla 

Clure Raymond 657 Dennlson Av Columbus O 

Clyo A Rochelle 1479 Hancock Quincy Mans 

Codena Mile Barnum A Bailey C R 

Cody A Lynn 230 Powell Brooklyn 

Cohen Tlllle 306 W 121 N Y 

Cohen Isldor ft Co 155 S 2 Bklyn 

Cole Chas C Rollickers B R 

Collins Eddie 5 Reed Jersey City N J 

Colton Tommy Fads A Follies B R 

Comrades Four 824 Trinity Av N Y 

Comstock Ray 7321 Cedar Av Cleveland 

Conn Hugh L Fads & Follies B R 

Connelly Pete A Myrtle 720 N Clark Chicago 

Connelly Mr A Mrs Erwin Orphoum San Fran 

Connelly & Webb Colonial Lawrence 

Coogan Alan Lovemakers B R 

Cook Geraldlne 675 Jackson Av N Y 

Cooks Trio Ansonla Conn 

Cooke A Myers 1514 E Vancouver 

Cooper John W 119 Wyckoff Bklyn 

Corbett A Forrester 71 Emmet Newark N J 

Cordua A Maud 104 E 14 N Y 

Corinne Suzanne Fads & Follies B It 

Cornish Wm A 1108 Bway Seattle 

Cotter A Boulden 1835 Vineyard Phlla 

Cottrell ft Hamilton Palace Htl Chicago 

Cowboy Minstrels Park Portland Me 

Coyle A Murrell 3327 Vernon Av Chicago 



Crane Cecile Chlcopee Mass 

Crane Mr and Mrs Gardner 139 47 N Y 

Crawford Glenn 8 1439 Baxter Toledo 

Creo A Co 1404 Borle Av Phlla 

( rcssy & Dayne Orpheum Denver 

Crollus Dick 224 W 46 N Y 

Crosby Oma 162 E 8 Peru Ind 

Cross & Josephine Polis Bridgeport 

Cross A Maye 1312 Huron Toledo 

Culbanes Comedians N Vernon lnd 

Cullison A Villa 215 W 42 N Y 

Cullen Bros 2916 Ellsworth Phlla 

Cuming & Thornton Albert Chattanooga 

Cumin inger & Colonna Coliseum Ixmdon 

Cunningham & Marion Bronx N Y 

Cunningham B A D 112 Wash'n Champaign 111 

Curxon Sisters 817 Adelle Av Jackson Miss 

Cycling Brunettes Alhambra N Y 



Dagwell Sisters W 36 N Y 

Dale & Boyle Orpheum Denver 

Dale & Harris 1610 Madison Av N Y 

Daley Wm J 108 N 10 Phlla 

Dalton Fenn Family Milton Pa 

Dancing Four Majestic Seattle 

Darmody Park Portland Me 

Davenports Three Barnum A Bailey C R 

Davis A Cooper 1020 Dayton Chicago 

Davis Imperial Trio Richmond Htl Chicago 

Davis Harry Columbia Ht» Minn 

Davis Mark Charleroi Pa 

Davidson Dott 1305 Michigan Av Niagara Falls 

Dawson A Gillette 344 E 58 N Y 

De Clainville Sid 1313 Douglas Omaha 

De Frankle Sylvia Saratoga Htl Chicago 

De Grace A Gordon 922 Liberty Brooklyn 

De Grote Ed A Leah Victor New Orleans Indef 

De Lion Clement 104 E 14th N Y 

De Lo John B National San Francisco 

De Mar Lolo 746 Prospect PI Bklyn 

R e MP IP** S 07 w 37 P1 Chicago 

De Milt Gertrude 818 Sterling PI Bklyn 

De Mont Robt Majestic Milwaukee 

Do Mora A Graceta Fair St Paul 

De Oesch Mile M 836 So 10 Saginaw 

De Renso A La Due Hammersteins N Y 

De Schon Cuba Southern Minneapolis 

De Velde A Zelda Fair Hamllne Minn 

De Vere Geo M Traveling Salesman 

De Verne A Van 4572 Yates Denver 

P« V07 A Dayton 8trs 2648 Bates Kansas City 

DeWItt Burns A Torrance Schumann F'k't Ger 

De Wolfe Lanier Lovemakers B R 

De Wolfe Linton Lovemakers B R 

De Wolfe Four Chases Washington 

De Young Tom 156 E 113 N Y 

De Young Mabel 122 W 115 N Y 

Dean Lew 452 2 Niagara Falls 

Dean Orr Sisters A Gallagher Park Evansvllle 

Dean A Sibley 468 Columbus Av Boston 

Deas Reed A Deas 253 W 80 N Y 

Deery Frank 204 West End Av N Y 

Delavoye Will Howes London Show C R 

Delton Bros 281 W 38 N Y 

Demacos The 12 N 9 Phlla 

Demlng A Alton Americans B R 

Demonlo A Bell Englewood N J 

Denman Louise 189 Rawson Atlanta 

Denton G Francis 451 W 44 N Y 

Densmore Beth Gerard Htl N Y 

Desmond Vera Lovemakers B It 

Desmond A Co 24 B 21 N Y 

Desperado Barnum A Bailey C R 

Destiny 446 16 Detroit Mich 

Deveau Hubert Park Erie Pa 



DEVLIN m ELLWOOD 

"THE GIRL FROM YONKERS." 
PALACE, LONDON (INDEF). 



Dlas Mona Bohemian Burlesquers B R 
Dlehl A S Melchers El Campo Tex Indef 
Dlllae Max Forepaugh-Sells C R 



Anita Diaz's Monkeys 

Direction AL SUTHERLAND. 
Next Week (Sept. 4), Los Angeles, 



Dlvolas The 142 E 5 Mansfield O 

Dixie Trio Famous 127 W 35 N Y 

Dlxons Pour 758 h Av N Y 

Dodd Family A Jessie 201 Division Av Bklyn 

Doherty A flarlowe 428 Union Bklyn 

Dohcrty Sisters Coliseum London 

Dolan & Lenharr 2460 7 Ay N Y 

Dolce Sisters Grand Indianapolis 

Donaghy G Francis 319 55 Brooklyn 

Donald A Carson 216 W 103 N Y 

Donegan Sisters Bon Tons B R 

Dcmita A Co Clarendon Htl Chicago 

Donner Doris 343 Lincoln Johnstown Pa 

Dorothy Gavin Marshall Mo 

Dorsch A Russell 604 S Belmont Newark 

Doss Billy 102 High Columbia Tenn 

Downey Leslie T Elite Sheboygan Wis Indef 

Drew Dorothy 877 8 Av N Y 

Drlsko A Earl Van Buren Htl Chicago 

Dube Leo 258 Stowe Av Troy 

Du Bols Great A Co 80 No Wash Av Bridgeport 

Du Mars ft Oualtleri 397 W Water Elmira N Y 

Duffy Thomas H 4926 Margaretta Av 8t LouIh 

Dunbar Mazle Bijou Tulsa Okla Indef 

Duncan A O Orpheum Des Moines 

Dunedln Troupe Bon Tons B R 

Dunham Jack Bohemian Burlesquers B R 

Dunsworth ft Valder Dads Htl Phlla 

Dunn Bill Suaves Numero A Havana 



TIYDLI 

ELLIOTT— SH 

Assisted by AL. PETERSON, Pianist. 




HAN— HUME— THOMAS 

Address care HIGH LIFE CAFE, 



ilwaukee, Wis, 



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VARIETY 



REPRESENTATIVE ARTISTS 



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and Mills 



16 minutes of claeay enter- 
Ulnment In "one." 

All actors ere happy when 
they are working. 

All actors have a grouch 
when they are Idle. 

We are both very happy, and 
will he for some time to come. 
Cauie of mirth: "OOUDRON" 
and "NASH," 

Dealers In first-class acts. 



CATES 

World's Greatest and 
Best Musical Act 



AT THE MAJESTIC 

8HRBVEPORT, LA., "TIMES." 
The Four Musical Cates closed the bill. They 
are every one musicians and handle their instru- 
ments splendidly. They feature the saxaphone. 
having quite a collection. They claim to carry 
the largest of this kind of Instrument in the world. 
It is eight feet high. The music was greatly ap- 
preciated and the act got the applause It deserved. 



3 JUGGLING MILLERS 3 



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Featuring 



ELEVEN CLUB SHOWER" 

Big Success, Pantages' Circuit. Direction, A. H. MBTBR8. 



M 



EMILY 



OTTO 




and 



METZ 





AND 
"THE PHYSICAL CULTURE CIRL8" 

8-C Circuit Coming Bast. 



TOOMER HEYVINS 



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(Late Comedian and Soubrettewith Edna May Spoon er) 
PLAYING W. V. M. A. TIME WITH 

IT HAPPENED IN LONELYVILLE 

A Comedy Playlet with original story, situations and dialo 
Address care of White Rats, or Our Agent, A. E. MEYER 



If 



LYRIC ARTISTES 

Just finishing successful tour of 8-C Time. CHARMING EVERYBODY In their INIMIT- 
ABLE WAY with their ARTISTIC SINGING and the DEAR OLD 8QNQ8. 

DEAS, REED and DEAS 



SOME SINGING 



SOME COMEDY 

Aug. 20-Sept. 4: Headliners, Republic Theatre, Chlcng 



SOME CLOTHES 



FAMOU 



VELDE TRIO 

Have Just Finished 25 Weeks of Sullivan- Consldlne Time, and After Only One Week's 
Rest Began Their Second Season for Western Vaudeville Managers' Association, Aug. 29, Play- 
ing Fairs. Address care VARIETY, Chicago. 



LAURA 



BILLY 



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HOUSTON -KIRBY 

Playing W. V. M. Association Time. ADOLPH B. MEYERS, Agent. 



CLARK and VERDI 



"THE ITALIAN 

COMEDIANS" 

THE FIRST AND ONLY ACT OF ITS KIND IN THE COUNTRY 



G E IMULMJHUL 




RDINARY 

(Of Newspaper Fame) 



MYERS 





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WRICHT-CANTWELL MURPHY CIBNER 

1000 POUNDS OF HARMONY 



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Meeting with Great Success. NEXT WEEK (Sept. 5), Shubert, Utica 



Management 



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Portland. Ore., July 19. 1910. 

ORPHEUM BILL IS UNUSUALLY GOOD. 



(By JOHN W. KELLY.) 

Confidentially, It's no easy matter to say 
which art wont the biggest, there were so 
many. The highest individual score, how- 
ever, was made by Josle Heather, an Eng- 
lish comedienne. Miss Heather is as pretty 
and as charming and as snugly and hand- 
Bomely dressed as other English comediennes 
who have made the circuit, and in one re- 
spect she surpasses all others. This super- 
iority consists in the absence of suggestion 
in her songs. She is the only English com- 
edienne to visit Portland who has not marred 



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her specialty somewhere by the Introduction 
of a ditty which depends on smut for its hit. 
Nothing like that about Josie, for which she 
is to be congratulated. Miss Heather sends 
four songs across the footlights, wearing a 
different costume for each, and, by the way, 
her costumes arc a wonderful help to the 
act. they are wo neat. "Any Little Girl" 
and "All I Want Is a Husband" were her 
two best bets and she could have sung a 
dozen more verses of each if she wanted and 
the management would have allowed the 
time. So don't forget Josle Heather, she is 
all the money, and a real live wire." 



"OREGON DAILY JOURNAL." 

Portland, July 19. 

In a battery of stars, Josie Heather de- 
serves remembering. She is young and not 
so experienced as she later will be, but 
Lily Lena must race to keep her laurels from 
this new sprig from the old world. Her 
voice has in it a note of caress, and tinkled 
pleasantly in the ears of her auditors last 
night. She even sighs for a husband In an 
altogether effectual and original manner. 
Let us look for her as a headllner next 
year. 



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Morgan King A Thompson Sis 603 E 41 Chicago 

Morrcll Frank Orpheum Kansas City 

Morris A Wortman 132 N Law Allentown Pa 

Morris A Morton 1306 8t Johns PI Bklyn 

Morris Mildred A Co 250 W 85 N Y 

Morris Billy A Sherwood Sis 223 Pontiac Dayton 

Miss ALICE MORTLOCK 

Presenting "THB OTHER WOMAN." 

Morton A Keenan 574 11 Bklyn 

Morton Paul Rathskeller Jacksonville Indef 

Mosscy Wm Don Tons B R 

MoWatts Peerless Central Dresden Cer 

Mullen Jim Lovemakers B R 

Mullen A Corelll Orpheum Omaha 

Muller Maud 601 W 151 N Y 

Mulvey Ben 287 Richmond Providence 

Murphy A Wlllard Fairhaven N J 

Murray Elizabeth 587 W Cumberland Phlla 

Murray ft Alvln Great Alblni Co 

My Fancy 12 Adams Strand London 

Myers A MacBryde 162 6 Av Troy N Y 

Mylle A Orth Muscoda Wis 

N 

Nannary May A Co Empress Cincinnati 

Nawn Tom Lake Gogebic Mich 

Nazarro Nat A Co 3101 Tracy Av Kansas City 

Neal Octavla Federalsburg Md 

Nelson Chester Americans B R 

Nelson Ousale 132 Charing Cross London 

Nelson Bert A 1942 N Humboldt Chicago 

Nelson Georgia 2710 Virginia St Louis 

Nelson Oswald A Borger 150 E 128th N Y 

Neuelle Mile Del Prado Htl Chicago 

Nevaros Three 894 12 av- Milwaukee 

Nevlns A Erwood 231 Edgmond Av Chester Pa 

Newhoff A Phelps 32 W 118 N Y 

Nicolal Ida Bohemian Burlesquers n R 

Noble & Brooks Novelty Topeka Kan 

Nonette 154 Henry Bklyn 

Normans Juggling Sells Floto C R 

Norrlses Buckeye Lake O 

NED "CORK" NORTON 

Feature with 

TIM McMAHONS PULLMAN PORTER 

MAIDS 

Next Week (Sept ">.), Los Ang eles, Cal. 

Norton Ned Follies of New York & Paris B R 
Norton C Porter 6342 Kimbark Av Chicago 
Norwalk Eddie 595 Prospect Av Bronx N Y 
Nosn Berths 172 W 77 N Y 

Nossps Six Park Memphis 
Nugent J C Orpheum Oakland 



O'Brien Jack Saratoga Htl Chicago 
O'Clare Wm Bijou Lansing 
Odell A GUmore 1145 Monroe Chicago 
Ogden Gertrude H 2885 N Mosart Chicago 
Okabe Family 20 Charing Cross Rd London 
Okura Japs Fair Hamllne Minn 
Olive Mile Grand Portland 
Onlaw Ous 418 Strand London 

THB QUEEN PINS OF VAUDEVILLE. 

O'NEIL and O'NEIL 

In "A RARE BIT." ALF. T. WILTON, Agent. 

O'Neill A Regenery 502 Warren Bridgeport 
O'Neill Trio Lyric Joplln Mo 
Opp Joe Kentucky Belles B R 
O'Rourke A Atkinson 1848 B 65 Cleveland 
Orr Chas F 131 W 41 N Y 
Orren A McKensle 606 Bast Springfield O 
Osbun A Dola 885 No Willow Av Chicago 
Ott Phil 178 A Tremont Boston 
Owen Dorothy Mae 8047 00 Chicago 
Ozavs The 48 Klnsey Av Kenmore N Y 

P 

Palme Esther Mile 121 B 46 Chicago 
Paradis Billy C N 1 Htl L'Assumptlon P Q Can 
Parker A Morrell 187 Hopkins Bklyn 
Parshley Majestic Milwaukee 
Parvls Geo W 2534 N Franklin Philadelphia 
Pasco Dick Bills Nowlln Circus 
Pastor ft Merle Hartford Htl Chicago 
Patterson Sam 20 W 138 N Y 



PAULINE 

THB SCIENTIFIC SENSATION. 
Resting. Danville, N. Y. 



Paull ft Ryholda 350 County New Bedford 

Paulinettl A PIquo 4324 Wain Frankfort Pa 

Paulette A Cross Star St Johns Newfoundland 

Payton Polly Bohemian Burlesquers B R 

Pearce Sisters, 725 Lane Seattle 

Pearse A Mason Van Buren Htl Chicago 

Pearson A Garfield Plymouth Htl N Y 

Pedereon Bros 635 Greenbush Milwaukee 

Pelots The 161 Westminster Av Atlantic City 

Pepper Twins Oarrlck Burlington la 

Pero A Wilson 317 E Temple Washington O 

Perry Frank L 747 Buchanan Minneapolis 

Petching Bros 16 Packard Av Lymansvllle R I 

Peter the Great 422 Bloom fi old Av Hoboken N J 

Phillips Joe Jardln de Paris B R 

Phillips Mondane 4027 Dellevlew Av Kan City 

Phillips Samuel 316 Classon Av Bklyn 

Phillips Sisters 776 8 Av N Y 

Piccolo Midgets Phoenicia N Y 

Plerson Hal Lovemakers B R 

Pike A Calame 973 Amsterdam Av N Y 

Plroscoffls Five Lovemakers B R 

Pisano Yen 15 Charles Lynn Mass 

Pisano Fred A 36 W Oloversville N Y 

Plunkett & Ritter 40 Billerlca Boston 

Pollard Genie Oayety Stock Philadelphia 

Pope K- Tno Orpheum Omaha 

Potter A Harris 1715 Leland Av Chicago 

Potts Bros & Co 5th Ave N Y 

Powell Eddie 2.114 Chelsea Kansas City 

Powers Elephants 745 Forest Av N Y 

Powers Bros 15 Trask Providence 

Powers Great 134 Warren Glens Falls N Y 

Price A Dlston 887 Longwood Av N Y 

Prices Jolly 1620 Arch Philadelphia 

Priors The Tukulla Wash 

Proctor Sisters 1112 Halsey Bklyn 

Prosit Trio Ringllng Bros C R 

Pucks Two 184 N Lena Av Freeport L I. 



Queen Mab A Wels Brills Htl Philadelphia 
Qulgg A Nlckerson Follies of 1910. 
Qulnlan Josle 644 N Clark Chicago 
Qulnn Mattle 530 Rush Chicago 



RAG Trio Keiths Boston 

Ralmund Jim 37 E Adams Chicago 

Rainbow Sisters 840 14 San Francisco 

Ralande A Ralande Box 290 Cumberland Md 

Rnmsey A Wels Comlque Detroit 

Rankin Bobby Olympic Los Angeles Indef 

Ratelles The 637 Petonmeux Montreal 

Rawls A Von Kaufman Park Erie Pa 

Ray Eugene 5602 Prairie Av Chicago 

Raymond Clara 141 Lawrence Bklyn 

Ray more A Co 147 W 05 N Y 

Ready G Ellis Nowlln Circus 

Reded A Hadley Star Show Girls B R 

Redner Thomas A Co 972 Hudson Av Detroit 

Redway Juggling 141 Inspector Montreal 

Redwood A Gordon 167 Dearborn Chicago 

Reed Bros Grand Indianapolis 

Reed A Earl 236 E 62 Los Angeles 

Reeves Al 145 State Bklyn 

Reffkln Joe 163 Dudley Providence 

Regal Trio 116 W Wash PI N Y 

Reld Sisters 45 Broad Elisabeth N l 

Relff Clayton A Relff Gaiety Springfield 

Relnflelds Minstrels Alrdome Alexandria La 

Remington Mayme Htl Gerard N Y 

Renalles The 2064 Sutter San Francisco 

Rese Len 1021 Cherry Phlla 

Reynolds A Donegan Folles Bcrgorc Pari* 

Rhoads Marionettes 33 W 8 Chester Pa 

Rlanos Four Freeport L I 

Rice Frank ft True 6340 Vernon Av Chicago 

Rich A Howard 214 E 19 N Y 

Rich A Rich 211 W 43 N Y 

Richard Bros 116 E 3 N Y 

Richards Great Bway Camdm N" J 

Rlchwood Stanton A Co Iona Mich 



CHUCK 



HENRIETTA 



Bert. E. and Ada Heist. 

THE OBERMANS 

Pre-entlng "Trlx." W. V. A. Time. 



RIESNER «■ GORE 

Playing few choice weeks West. 
Framing New Act for the East. 

Rlesncr & Gore 128 Roanoke San Francisco 
Riley & Ahern 35 Plant Dayton O 
Ring .las L Halltborpe Md 



Ring A Bell Metropolitan Minstrels Indef 

Rio Al C Colonial Norfolk Va 

Rio Bros Majestic Denver 

RIpon Alf 545 B 87 N Y 

Ritter ft Foster 08 Charing Cross London - 

Roberts C B 1851 Sherman Av Denver 

Roberts ft Downey 86 Lafayette Detroit 

Roberts ft Pearl 360 Grand Brooklyn 

Robins Billy L Bonhags No Beach L I Indef 

Robinson The 001 Hawthorne Av Minneapolis 

Robinson Wm C 3 Granville London 

Roblsch ft Childress 950 No Clark Chicago 

Rocainora Suzanna Orpheum Portland 

Rock A Rol 1610 Indiana Av Chicago 

Roeder A Lester 814 Broadway Buffalo 

Rogers BUI Bessemer Ala 

Roland A Morln 208 Middlesex Lowell 

Rolando Geo S Box 200 Cumberland Md 

Roland A Francis 81 O H Block Chicago 

Roode Claude M Temple Rochester 

Roof Jack A Clara 706 Green Phlla 

Rose Blanche Cracker Jacks B R 

Rose Lane A Kelgard 125 W 43 N Y 

Rose Clarlna 6025 47 Bklyn 

Rosenthal Bros 151 Chaplain Rochester 

Ross Eddie Park Louisville 

Ross A Stuart Wilson Baltimore 

Ross Sisters 65 Cumerford Providence 

Ross A Lewis Hip Wlllesden England 

Rossi Alfredo Mr A Mrs Two Bills Show C R 

Royal Minstrel Four 1417 East Salt Lake 

Royale A Stearns Rapid City S D 

Russell A Davis 1316 High Springfield O 

Russell-Noss Bertha 172 W 7 N Y 

Rutans Song Birds Wlldwood N J 

Rutherford Jim H Hagenbeck-Wallace C R 

TH08 J 

RYAN-RICHFIELD CO. 

Next Week (Sept. 5), Orpheum, Los Angeles. 

Ryno ft Emerson 161 W 74 N Y 

8 
Salmo Juno Blackburn England 
Sampson A Douglas Bijou Battle Creek 
Sanders A La Mar 1327 5 Av N Y 
Sanderson's Manikins 980 Salem Maiden Mass 
San ford Jere Temple Grand Rapids 
Sanford ft Darlington 3960 Pengrove Phlla 
Savage A De Croteau 1534 Broadway N Y 
Scarlet A Scarlet 913 Longwood Av N Y 
Scheer Billy 49 W 24 N Y 
Schilling Wm 1000 B Lanvale Baltimore 
Sclntella 588 Lyell Av Rochester 
Scott Maude Belmont Mass 
Scott Robt Lovemakers B R 
Scott A West 22 Division N Y 
Scott ft Yost 40 Mornlngslde Av N Y 
Scully Will P 8 Webster PI Bklyn 
Sears Gladys 258 W 26 N Y 
Selby Hal M Victoria Htl Chicago 
Semon Chas F 2 Forest Salem Mass 
Sensell Bros 210 Arlington Pittsburg 
Sexton Chas B 2840 Johnston Chicago 
Sevengala Delaware Water Gap Pa 
Seymour A Dupre Dominion Ottawa 
Seymour Nellie 111 Manhattan N Y 
Seymour Pete Mr A Mrs Arlington Htl Atlanta 
Sharp A Montgomery Majestic Savannah 
Shea Thos B 8664 Pine Grove Av Chicago 
Shedmans Dogs Dumont N J 
Shelvey Bros 265 8 Main Waterbury 
Shepard A Co James C 1604 Madison Av N Y 
Shepperley Sisters 250 Doveroourt Toronto 
Sherlock A Van Dalle 514 W 135 N Y 
Sherlock A Holmes 2506 Ridge Phlla 
Sherman A De Forest Sherman Cent'l Park L I 
Shermans Two 252 St Emanuel Mobile 
Shields A Galle Fair Stroudsburg Pa 
Shields Sydney A Co Majestic Milwaukee 
Shields The 207 City Hall New Orleans 
Shorey Campbell A Co 50 Rock Av Lynn 
Shrodes ft Chappelle Keansburg N J 
Sldello Tom A Co 4313 Wentworth Av Chicago 
SIddons A Earle 2515 So Adler Phlla 
Slegel ft Matthews 324 Dearborn Chicago 
Slmms Wlllard 6435 Ellis Av Chicago 
Simpson Corah Van Buren Htl Chicago 
Slater ft Finch 10 N 8 Vlncennes Ind 
Small Johnnie A Sisters 620 Lenox Av N Y 
Smiths Aerial Ringllng Bros C R 
Smith Allen 1243 Jefferson Av Bklvn 
Smith A Adams 408 So Halstead Chicago 
Smith A Brown 1324 St John Toledo 
Snyder A Buckley Fads A Follies B R 
Rockrant Bros Three 058 6 Detroit 
Somers A Storke Trevett Chicago 
Spauldlng A Dupree Box 285 Ossinlng N Y 
Spears The 67 Clinton Everett Mass 
Spencer A Austin 3110 E Phlla 
Splllers Musical 29 W 133 N Y 
Splssell Bros Orpheum Minneapolis 
Sprague A McNeece A32 No 10 Phlla 
Sprague A Dixon 50rt Mt Hope Cincinnati 
Springer A Church 00 4 Plttsfleld Mass 
Stadium Trio 8t Charles Htl Chicago 
Stafford Frank * Co Grand Evansvllle 
Stngpooles Four American N V 
Stanley Hurry S I'm:: N Itway Baltimore 
Stanley Stan 905 Bates Indianapolis 
Stanwood David 364 Bremen E Boston 
Stedman Al A Fnnnle 685 fi So Boston 
'Stetnert Thomas Trio 531 I^enox Av N Y 
Stf inman Herman Ijovemakors B It 
Steppe A H Alrdome Zanosvllle O 
Sterns Al 670 3 Av N Y 
Stevens E 135 So First Bklyn 
Stevens Pan' 323 W 2ft N Y 
Stevens Llllie Brigadiers n R 
Stevens A Moore Columbia Burlesquers B R 
Stewart Harry M World of Pleasure B R 
Stewart A Earl 12." Euclid Woodbnrv N J 
Stewart Mil leal Pastime Chleopee Mass 
Stlrk ft I»ndon 28 Hancock RrneUtnn 
St Flmo Lao 1221 V RprtfMd Phlla 
St Jamn* ft Dacre 1«3 W 31 NY 
Storv Musical Palner Htl Chicago 
Stri-klan-' Puhe V;,rietv Torre Haute 
Strohcebr-n H 2532 Atlantic Bklyn 
Strnbhlefleld Trio 5^08 Manle Av St Louis 
Su-'iuioio Troupe Fair Walton N Y 
Sully A Hussev 1fi7 Dearborn Chicago 
Sully ft Phelps 2310 Bolton Phlla 
Hummer'- AM'ii Ma.ie-tie Charleston S c 
Sweeney ft Rooney 1 1'<4 Sumner Av Scranton 
Svdney O-s.-ar I/ovemakers B R 
Sylvesters The Plvmoutb Htl Hoboken N J 
Sytz A Sytz 140 Morris Phlla 



Alfarretta Symonds 

With Ryan and Adams 

Next^Weel^(Sept^4)^Ormnd^8*cramento. 



Tambo Duo 40 Capital Hartford 
Tangley Pearl 67 So Clark Chicago 
Tasmanlan Vandanman Hagenbeck-Wallace 
Taylor Carey E Casino Louisville Indef 

Taylor, Kranzman and White 

Musical Foolishness 

Taylors Animals Ringllng Bros C R 

Teal Raymond Park Dallas 

Terrlll Prank A Pred 857 N Orkney Phlla 

Thatcher Fannie Bon Tons B R 

Thomas A Hamilton 667 Dearborn Av Chicago 

Thompson Mark Bohemian Burlesquers B R 

Thomson Harry 1284 Putnam Av Bklyn 

Thorndyke Lillian 246 W 88 N Y 

Thornton Geo A 396 Broome N Y 

Thome Mr A Mrs Harry 288 St Nicholas AvNY 

Thorns Juggling 68 Rose Buffalo 

Those Three 223 Scott San Francisco 

Thrillers The 846 B 20 N Y 

Thurston Leslie 68 W 108 N Y 

Tinker O L 776 8 Av N Y 

Tltenla 65 W 36 N Y 

Tlvoll Quartette High Life Cafe Milwaukee 

Toney A Norman Queen San Diego 

Tops Topsy A Tops 3442 W School Chicago 

Touhey Pat A May B Haddam Conn 

Touhey Trabnel A Bills Nowlln Circus 

Tracy Julia Raymond Bartholdl Inn N Y 

Travers Belle 210 N Franklin Phlla 

Travers Phil 5 B 115 N Y 

Travers Roland 221 W 42 N Y 

Tremalnes Musical 230 Caldwell Jacksonville III 

Trent Geo A Donnle 828 W 43 N Y 

Trolley .Car Trio Fair Kankakee III 

Troxell A Wlnchell 306 8 N Seattle 

Tsuda Harry Los Angeles 

Tunis Fay World of Pleasure B R 

Tuttle ft May 3887 W Huron Chicago 

Tweedley John 242 W 43 N Y 

Tydeman A Dooley 108 Elm Camden N J 



Ullno A Rose Demlng Htl Chicago 
Umhaults Bros 26 N Jefferson Dayton 
Unique Comedy Trio 1027 Nicholas Phlla 



Valadons Les 407 Thomas Newport R I 

Valdare Troupe 208 W 95 N Y 

Valetta A Lamson 1829 St Clark Cleveland 

Valmore Lulu A Mildred Bohemian Buries B R 

Van Chas A Fannie Greenpolnt Brooklyn 

Van Epps Jack 15 W 64 N Y 

Van Dalle Sisters 514 W 135 N Y 



V 



IM I 



THB DANCER. 
"THE KISSING GIRL* 



CO. 



Vardaman National Hotel Chicago 

Vardelles Lowell Mich 

Variety Comedy Trio 1515 Berth Indianapolis 

Vassar A Arken 324 Christopher Bklyn 

Vasco 41a Acre Lane London 

Vass Victor V 25 Hasklns Providence 

Vedder Llllie Cracker Jacks B R 

Vedmar Rene 3285 Bway N Y 

Venedlan Serenade™ 676 Blackhawk Chicago 

Verde 270 W 39 N Y 

Veronica A Hurl Falls 1336 Ollllngham Phlla 

Village Comedy Four 1912 Ringgold Phlla 

Vincent John B 820 Olive Indianapolis 

Viola Otto 123 Montauk av Bklyn 

Vlolanl 529 8 Bklyn 

Vloletta Jolly 41 Lelpzlgerstr Berlin Oer 

Vogel ft Wandas Majestic E St Louis 111 

Von Serley Sisters, 436 E 188 N Y 

W 

Walker Musical 1524 Brookslde Indianapolis 

Walker Nella York Hotel N Y 

Wallace's Cockatoos c|o Parker Ablllne Kan 

Wallack Nanette A Co Alhambra Htl Chicago 

Wallhelser A Fisher Illllsboro III 

Walsh Helen Dainty Duchess B R 

Walsh May Dainty Duchess B R 

Walsh Mealty A Montrose Grand Indianapolis 

Walters A West 3437 Vernon Chicago 

Walters John Lyric Ft Wayne Ind Indef 



WALSH, LYNCH - CO. 

Presenting "HUCKIN'B RUN." 

Direction. PAT CASEY. 



Ward Billy 199 Myrtle Av Bklyn 

Ward A Harrington 418 Strand London 

Warde A Mack 800 W 70 N Y 

Warner Harry E Rollickers B R 

Washer Bros Oakland Ky 

Watson Sammy 838 St Pauls Av Jersey City 

Watson A Little 505 Van Cort Yonkers N Y 

Wayne Sinters Watson Big Show B R 

Weaver Frank A Co 1705 N ft Baltimore 

Webb Funny Ellis Nowlln Circus 

Well John 5 Krusstadt Rotterdam 

Wells Lew Orpheum Champaign 111 

Wentworth Vesta ft Teddy Orpheum Kan City 

West Al flOfl E Ohio Pittsburg 

West Sisters 1412 Jefferson Av Bklvn N Y 

West Tno A A Co N27 N 50 Chicago 

West A Denton 135 W Cedar Kalamazoo 

We«ton Dan E 141 W lit] N Y 

Western Union Trio 2'J 11 R Clenrfl* Id PMIa 

Wetherlll Tl W H Chester Pa 

Wharlon Vat Orpln-uni I la \ ■ id i II M .-■■,-; 

Wheeler Sister* Mil 7th Philad. Ipliia 

Whirl Four 242R S Watts Phlla 

Whitman Bros 1.'!.'*5 Chestnut Phila 

Whitman Prank 13.'! Ore< nwirh Reading I'a 

White Harrv 100.'< Ashland Av Baltimore 

Whitehead ft C,rler--oii JIM M Av N Y 



34 



VARIETY 



REPRESENTATIVE ARTISTS 



1 




INA 




•t 



With RICHARD CARLE In 

JUMPING JUPITER 

CORT THEATRE, CHICAGO 



Chicago vaudeville folks are delighted with Ina Claire's big hit In "Jumping Jupiter" 

-CLAUDE R. ERBY 

v Ina Claire's success in "Jumping Jupiter" is no surprise to vaudeville goers who long since 
A recognized her ability. "Show World." 

B It might be said in passing that Ina Claire has come into the greatest kind of vogue by some 
Ep excellent Imitations. "Show World." 

y It was the quickest "clean-up" on record. "VARIETY." 



BESSIE WYNN 



IN VAUDEVILLE 



DICK and ALICE McAVOY 



ft 



HERALD SQUARE JIMMY" 



KINO OF THB NBW8BOYB. 



Address cars VARIETY. 



Willa Holt Wakefield 



IN 



VI 



Succeeding Stella Mayhew as "The Goose" In "A Barnyard Romeo." 



BELLE 



GORDON 



AND 



BARBER m. 



Presenting an Attractive Athletic and Musical Novelty 
Next Week (Sept. 5), Keith's. Columbus ADDRESS. Care of VARIETY. NEW YORK 

BEULAH DALLAS 



" Sweet Voiced Southern Singer " 

En Route S-C Circuit 

Reps. BOSTOCK A HENNES8EY 

Long Acre BTdg., New York City 



Beulah Dallas uses Judgment, for she selects 
three catchy, popular, swlngy tunes which win 
her a place among the favorites of the week. 
Also, she knows how to sing them. 

—Portland Oregonlan. July 24th. 1010. 




IN 



AIRMAN, 



•■ the United time. Pali's. Hsrtftri. Wtth Sept 12 




UIMIMY 

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INI 

AIRMAN 



Eicfenta IffrttMtatim 
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"MELODY MONARCH8"-4 
"DANCING BUGS "-4 
6-" JOLLY JIGGER8 "-6 
4-"DANCING BELLE8"-4 

Personal RepreaentaUre for Al White. NORMAN JEFFERIES 



BIC FEATURE 
SUCCESS 

-O CIRCUI 



HARRY and KATHERYNE 



MITCHELL 



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CRAZY FOR A MINUTE" 



COMING EAST 
SOON 

With Piano in "One" 




YDNEY 
HIELDS 



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AND 



CO. 



Local patrons of vaudeville have passed a very favorable Judgment on Miss S 
Majestic Theatre this week In "Broadway, U. S. A.," a sketch wherein the author 
Shields has grace and daintiness to spare— and these, coupled with girlish good 
which her audiences are certain to respond. As the American who deals In slang— 
the author of the sketch, Hudson Allan, supports her neatly. All In all, the piece, 
share of merit. Were the part that Sydney Shields takes played by some one not 
and ladyhood, the skit might not, however, please discriminating devotees of vau 
general opinion here that In Miss Shields the skies of vaudeville possess a star 



ydney Shields, who Is appearing at the 
of It acts the chief male part. Miss 
looks and Intelligence, make an appeal to 
slang that Is rather clever, by the way— 
despite its jingoism, does not lack a 
endowed, as she is, with the charm of youth 
devllle so thoroughly. It seems to be th« 
destined to shine, indeed. 



ONE of the HITS of the bill at the Majestic, Chicago, last week. Columbia, St. Louis, this week. 



Chicago Correspondent to The New York "Morning Telegraph" (Aug. 28). 



Nothing 

But 

Success 




and 



AuKust 28th, Myers' Lake Park, Canton, O. 




Next Week, (Sept. 0>, Temple Theatre, Crand Rapids. Mich 



JAS. 



OOIML-IIM 




ROLLICKING 
THIS WEEK (AUG. 29), SHEA'S, TORONTO 

When answering advertisement! kindly mention VARIETY. 



VARIETY 



35 



Whlteeide Bthol Pen Ind 
Wbitford Anabelle 868 W 42 N Y 
Whitney TUlle 80 Kane Buffalo 
Wilder Marshall Atlantic City N J 
Wllkena ft Wilkens 868 Wlllla At N Y 
Williams Clara 2450 Tremont Cleveland 
Williams Cowboy 4718 Upland Phlla 
Wllllama Prances Park Palisade N J Indef 
Williams Chas 2652 Rutfers 8t Louis 
Williams John Cracker Jack* B R 
Williams Bd ft Florence 84 W 108 N Y 
Williams Lew 1584 Bway NY 
Williams ft De Croteau 1 Ashton Sq Lynn Mass 
Williams ft Gilbert 1010 Marshfleld At Chicago 
Williams ft Segal Poll's New Haven 
Williams ft Sterling Box 1 Detroit 
Williams ft 8terens Globe JacksonTllle Indef 
Williams Frank ft Delia Palmyra N Y 
Williams Mollis 285 State Bklyn 
Wilson Fred J 14 Forest Montclalr N J 
Wilson Fred Cracker Jacks B R 
Wilson Bros Maywood 111 mii 

Wilson Al 8alTlnl 8112 Clifford Phlla 
Wilson Frank 1616 W 28 Los Angeles 

GRACE WILSON 

IN VAUDEVILLE 



Wilson Llnle 175 Franklin Buffalo 
Wilson ft Plnkney 207 W 15 Kansas City 
Wilton Joe ft Co 1129 Porter Phlla 
Winkler Kress Trio 252 W 88 N Y 
Wise ft Milton Brennan Circuit New Zealand 
Wlthrow ft Glover 862 N Emporia Wichita Kan 
Wlx on ft Kelly 80 Tecumseh Providence 

WOLF, MOORE and YOUNG 

"Vauderille's Cheeriest Trio." 



Wolfe ft Lee 824 Woodlawn At Toledo 
Woodall Billy 420 First At Nashville 
Woodman Harry Bills Nowlln Circus 
Woods ft Woods Trio 168 W 84 N Y 
Wood Ollle 534 W 159 N Y 
Woods Ralton ft Co Saratoga Htl Chicago 
Work ft Ower Orpheum Spokane «.-*«- 
Wright Lillian ft Young Broe 168 W 60 N Y 
Wright ft Dietrich Orpheum Montreal 
Wyckorff Fred 60 Water Lyons N Y 

X 
Xaxlers Four 2144 W 20 Chicago 

Y 
Yackley ft Bunnell Lancaster Pa 
Yaw Don Din 119 B Madison Chicago 
Yeoman Geo 4566 Gibson At St Louis 
York Charles Carbondale Pa 
Yost Harry E World of Pleasure B R 
Young Carrie Bohemian Burlesquers B R 
Young Ollle ft April 50 B 5 At Columbus 
Young De Witt ft Sister Bijou Minneapolis 
Young ft Phelps 1013 Baker BransTllle Ind 

Z 

Zanclgs The 856 W 145 N Y 

Zanfrellas 181 Brixton London 

Zara Carmen Troupe 776 8 At NY 

Zaiell ft Vernon 8eguln Tour So America Indef 

Zeda Harry L 1328 Cambria Pklla 

Zelser ft Thome Wlllards Temple of Music 

Zerthos Dogs Majestic Chicago 



BURLESQUE ROUTES 

"L. O." Indicates show is laying off. 
Week Sept. 5-12. 



Americans Dewey Minneapolis 12 Star St Paul 
Beauty Trust Gayety Minneapolis 12 Gayety 

Behman Show Gayety Pittsburg 12 Empire 

Cleveland „...>.. „._. 

Big Review Star Cleveland 12 Folly Chicago 
Big Banner Show Gayety Baltimore 12 Gayety 

Washington n _ ^ _ 

Bohemians 4-7 Folly Peterson 8-10 Bon Ton 

Jersey City 12 Gayety Scranton 
Bon Tone Gayety Kan City 12 Gayety Omaha 
Bowery Burlesquers Gayety St Louis 12 Gayety 

Brigadiers Lafayette Buffalo 12 Star Toronto 

Broadway Gayety Girls Empire Chicago 12 
Avenue Detroit 

Cherry Blossoms Trocadero Philadelphia 12 
Lyceum Washington 

Cosy Corner Girls 4-7 Gayety Scranton 8-10 
Luzerne Wllkesbarre 12 Trocadero Phlla 

Cracker Jacks Gayety Omaha 12 Gayety Minn 

College Girls Gayety Toledo 12 Alhambra Chi 

Columbia Girls Alhambra Chicago 12 Stan- 
dard Cincinnati 

Dalntr Duchess Standard Cincinnati 12 Gayety 
Louisville 

Dreamlands Av Detroit 12 Lafayette Buffalo 

Ducklings Century Kansas City 2 Standard 
St Louis 

Empire Burlesquers St Joe 12 Century Kan- 
sas City 

Fads and Follies Gayety Detroit 12 Gayety 
Toronto 

Folllee New York 5-7 Mohawk Schenectady 
8-10 Empire Albany 12 Gayety Boston 

Follies of Day Buckingham Louisville 12 
People's Cincinnati 

Ginger Girls Gayety Toronto 12 Garden Buff 

Girls Happyland Star Brooklyn 12 Waldman's 
Newark 

Girls from Dixie Columbia Boston 12-14 Bon 
Ton Jersey City 15-17 Folly Peterson 

Golden Crook Gayety Milwaukee 12 Star ft 
Garter Chicago 

Hastlng's Big Show Waldman's Newark 12 
Empire Hoboken 

Howe T s Love Makers Weetmlneter Providence 
12 Casino Boston 

Imperials Bowery New York 12-14 Folly Pet- 
erson 15-17 Bon Ton Jersey City 

Irwin's Big Show Garden Buffalo 12 Corin- 
thian Rocheeter 

Irwin's Majesties Corinthian Rochester 12-14 
Mohawk Schenectady 15-17 Empire Albany 



Jardln De Paris Academy Pittsburg 12 Star 

Cleveland 
Jersey LUllee Casino Boston 12-14 Empire 

Albany 15-17 Mohawk Schenectady 
Jolly Girls L O 12 CaBlno Brooklyn 
Kentucky Belles Lyceum Washington 12 Mon- 
umental Baltimore 
Knickerbockers Gayety Brooklyn 12 Olympic 

New York 
Lady Buccaneers Empire Brooklyn 12 Bronx 

New York 
Marathon Girls 125th St New York 12 Murray 

Hill New York 
Merry Maidens Howard Boston 12 Columbia 

Boston 
Merry Whirl People's Cincinnati 12 Empire 

Chicago 
Midnight Maidens Howard Boston 12 Colum- 
bia Boston 
Miss N. Y. Jr. Monumental Baltimore 12 

Penn Circuit 
Moulin Rouge Star St Paul 12 St. Joe 
New Century Girls 0-7 Luzerne Wllkesbarre 

8-10 Gayety Scranton 12 L O 10 Casino 

Brooklyn 
Parisian Widows Empire Hoboken 12 125th 

St New York 
Pat Whites Gayety Girls Empire Newark 12 

Bowery New York 
Passing Parade Penn Circuit 12 Acad Pitts rg 
Pennant Winners Empire Indianapolis 12 

Buckingham Louisville 
Queen Jardin De Paris Gayety Boston 12 

Columbia New York 
Queen of Bohemia Star & Garter Chicago 12 

Gayety Detroit 
Rentz-Santley Gayety Phlla 12 Star Brooklyn 
Reeves Beauty Show Olympic New York 12 

Casino Philadelphia 
Rector Girls Casino Bklyn 12 Empire Bklyn 
Robinson Crusoe Girls Metropolis New York 

12 Westminster Providence 
Runaway Girls Casino Phlla 12 Gayety Bait 
Rolllckers Star Toronto 12 Royal Montreal 
Rose Sydell's Empire Cleveland 12 Gayety 

Toledo 
Sam T Jack's Bronx N Y 12 8th Av N Y 
Serenade™ Columbia N Y 12 Gayety Phlla 
Star and Garter Murray Hill New York 12 

Metropolis New York 
Star Show Girls Folly Chicago 12 Star Mil- 
waukee 
Tiger LI Hies 5-8 Bon Ton Jersey City 0-8 

Folly Peterson 12-14 Luzerne Wllkesbarre 

15-18 Gayety Scranton 
Trocaderos 5-7 Empire Albany 8-10 Mohawk 

Schenectady 12 Gayety Brooklyn Vanity 

Fair Gayety Louisville 12 Gayety St Louis 
Washington Society Girls 8th Av New York 

12 Empire Newark 
Watson's Burlesquers Royal Montreal 12 

Howard Boston 
Whirl of Pleasure Star Milwaukee 12 Dewey 

Minneapolis 
Yankee Doodle Girls Standard St Louis 12 

Empire Indianapolis 



CIRCUS ROUTES 



BARNES AL G 2 Castar Can 3 Stettler 5 

Reddeer. 
BARNUM ft BAILEY 2 Santa Rosa Cal 3 

Napa 5 Oakland Salinas 7 Santa Cruz 8-12 

San Francisco 13 San Jose 14 Stockton 15 

Fresno 16 Visalia 17 Bakersneld. 
BUFFALO BILL ft PAWNEE BILL 5 Spo- 

CAMPBELL BROS. 2 Grant City Mo 3 La- 
molse la 5 Unlonville Mo 6 Milan 7 Laclede 
8 New Cambria Shelbina 10 Palmyra 12 
Augusta 111 13 Buuhnell 14 Rushville 15 
Waverly 10 Centralia. 

DODE FISKE 2 Dunlap la 3 Manning 5 
Harlan. 

HAGENBECK-WALLACE 2 Greenfield O 3 
Wellston 5 Portsmouth 6 I ronton 7 William- 
son W Va 8 Blueneld Chrlstiansburg Va 
10 Pulaski. 

MILLER BROS. 101 RANCH 2 Baraboo Wla 
3 La Crosse. 

RINQLING BROS. 2 Trenton Mo 3 St Joe. 

ROBINSON JOHN 2 Pattonsburg Mo 3 Mary- 
vllle 5 Stanberry G Brunswick 7 Salisbury 
8 Kirkavllls 9 Macon 10 Centralia 12-13 St 
Charles 14 St Louis. 

SELLS FLOTO 2 Sedalla Mo 3 Clinton 5 Jop- 
lln 6 Well City 7 Springfield 8 Rogers Ark 
Fayettevllle 10 Ft Smith 13 Okmulgee 
Okla 14 Sapula 15 Tulsa 10 Enid. 

YANKEE ROBINSON 2 Delphos Kan 3 Beloit 
5 Clay Center Mankato 7 Scandla 8 Paw- 
nee Neb Sabetha 10 Maysville Mo 12 
Princeton 13 Gallatin 14 Lathrop 15 Pleasant 
Hill 16 Versailles 17 Eldon. 



LETTERS 



Where C follows name, letter Is in Chi- 
cago. 

Where S F follows, letter Is at San Fran- 
cisco. 

Where L follows, letter Is in London of- 
fice. 

Advertising or circular letters of any de- 
scription will not be listed when known. 

Letters will be held for two weeks. 

P following names indicates postal, ad- 
vertised once only. 



Adam* R C (C) 
Adams Eugene (C) 
Adams ft Wlnfleld 

(P) 
Adams Geo (C) 
Adams R D (C) 
Adeal ft Parker (C) 
Alblsher Fred (C) 
Alexander ft Hughes 
Allen Nlta 
Allen Fred (C) 
Almont ft Dumont 

(C) 
Altoun Grace (C) 
Amsterdam Quartette 

(C) 



Anderson H 
Anderson Vivian 
Arlington Gene (C) 
Atkins Jack 
Austin Wm II (C) 

Baker Myron (C) 
Ballard & Alberta 

(C) 
Barasford Mr 
Barry Edwlna 
Harry Katie 
Ilartee Al O (C) 
Burtlettc Harry 
Hoanr Geo 
Bedell Walter 



Bell ft Henry (L) 
Bellamy W H (L) 
Bennett Lura (C) 
Bennett Crystal (C) 
Berg Llddy 
Berger Edgar 
Bergere Valerie 
Berrett J (L) 
Betts ft Fowler 
Beran Alex (C) 
Beverly Sisters 
Black Vian (C) 
Blair W J 
Blanchard Evelyn W 

(C) 
Boehm Olga 
Boldens The (C) 
Bowman Chas (C) 
Brady ft Mahoney 
Brown Francis 
Brown Raymond 
Brown ft Mills (C) 
Browne Frank 
Brownies The (C) 
Buckleys Musical 
Burgese Bobby 
Burns Bothwell 
Burrell Jimmle (C) 
Burton ft Burton 
Bush Johnny 

Cad well A A (C) 
Cain Blllle 
Cameron Ella 
Camllle C 
Campbell Jack 
Campbell Geo 
Campbell Flo (L) 
Carlta 

Carmen Helen (C) 
Carney Don (C) 
Carr Maybelle 
Carter Chas B (C) 
Cass Maurice (C) 
Cassady Eddie (C) 
Cell Chas (C) 
Chartre Sisters (C) 
Chevalier A (L) 
Christie Will (C) 
Cladlus & Scarlet 
Clawson S H (C) 
Clays Richard (C) 
Clerise Ethel 
Clifford Wm 
Cogswell Louise (C) 
Coleman Billy 
Collins Norma 
Collins W D (C) 
Colonial Duo 
Cooley May (C) 
Cooper Geo 
Covington Zellah 
Crawford Pat 
Crockford Jessie (S 

F) 
C roll us Richard P 
Culll J (C) 
Cunningham Al 
Cunningham At Ross 

(L) 

Dagnue Clara 
Dahdau Saad (C) 
Dale Reba (C) 
Daley ft O'Brien (C) 
Daly Jas H (C) 
Daly J A (C) 
Daley ft Weil (C) 
Darrah Chas (C) 
Darrell Trixie (C) 
Davis Hal (C) 
Dawson Samuel (C) 
Dazie Mile 
Day Carlta (C) 
DeAubrey Aurora 
DeBalesttier Animals 

(C) 
Defrejl Gordan (S 

F) 
DeFord Vera 
Dekum Frank (C) 
Delno Fred (C) 
DeLong W P 
DeLorls John 
Dennis Ada (C) 
Dermont Arthur (C) 
D e v o e Pasquellua 

Devlin Jas S 
Dlerick Btob 
Doblados Sheep 
Dockray Will (C) 
Donovan & Arnold 
Dorothy Gavin 
Dougherty's Musical 

(C) 
Dreano ft Goodwin 
Dunbar Blllle (C) 
DuPars Dancing (C) 
Dwyer Nellie (C) 

Eagon ft Austin (C) 
Early ft Lalght (C) 
Earle Frank (S F) 
Edward Dandy (L) 
Edwards ft Glenwood 

(C) 
Elona (C) 

Elsley Ottke & Els- 
ley 
Emerson & Summers 

(C) 
Emmett Eugene 



Eske Will 
Bthella Vlvl (C) 
Excels ft Franka(C) 

Falls Billy A 
Farnum Dick 
Fay Eva 
Fay Mrs H (C) 
Fay ft Kirsnon (C) 
Feeley Mickey (C) 
Ferris M 
Finch Leon (C) 
Flnley Willie (S F) 
Fischer J J 
Fisher Harry 
Fisher Wm 
Fltxglbbons Ned 
Flanagan ft Fuguet 
Flower Cora (S F) 
Flynn Earl (C) 
Folsom Gertrude (C) 
Forde Gertrude (C) 
Forrester ft Lloyd 

(C) 
Forsythe Hattle 
Fougere ft Emerson 
Fowler Lem (C) 
Francelias Great (C) 
Franks Chaa ft Lil- 
lian (C) 
Freeman Harry J 
Fregoll Mile (C) 
French Bert 
Froman Mr (C) 
Fuller Bert (C) 
Fuller Gloria 

Gage Harry E 
Gallagher Ed 
Garfield Frank 
Garrett Sam (C) 
Gehan Herbert 
Gent M (L) 
Glbney Marlon (C) 
Gilllhan Earl (C) 
Gilson Lottie 
Gllson Lottie (C) 
Girard ft Gardner 
Glenwood ft Chan- 

nlng 
Ooell J J (C) 
Gordan Cliff 
Gordan Max (C) 
Gordan ft Lee (C) 
Grad Gustav 
Grady T J (L) 
Cranberry ft LaMon 

(C) 
Granville Dorothy 
Grant Virginia 
Green Veno 
Greene John 
Gregory F L (L) 
Gregory Frank 
Gross Wm (C) 
Gypsy Girls Ameri- 
can (C) 

Hagan Mr ft Mrs 
Hall Billy Swede 

(C) 
Hamlin Frank (C) 
Hammersley C II 
Harley Jas T 
Harper Billy 
Harris ft Proy 
Hathaway Anna (C) 
Havel O'Brien 
Hawkins Jack (C) 
Hawley Frank W 
Hayes Carrie 
Hayes Geo Harris 

(C) 
Hayes Sully (C) 
Haynes Sisters (C) 
Healy Dan (C) 
Heath Bobby 
Henshaw Ed 
Herberts The 
Heron Gertrude 
Hewitt Rush (C) 
Hlckey W H 
Hill H P (C) 
Hlnes ft Remington 
Hlrshorn Emma (C) 
Hoefling Belle (L) 
Holland Violet 
Holtman Dick (S F) 
Home Chas 
Hombrooks Bronchos 

(C) 
Honsfall Flo rente e 

(C) 
Houston Elizabeth 

(C) 
Howard Evangeline 
Howard May (C) 
Hudson Leon (L) 
Hunter Julia 
HuntresB (C) 

Inglis Gus (C) 

Jackson Harry ft 

Kate 
Jackson C H (C) 
James Chester (C) 
Jarvls Frank 
Jarvls Fred (C) 
Jennings Will 
Jewett Ethel 
Johnson Rose (C) 
Johnstone Ralph 
Jolson Al 



Jonee Alfred (C) 
Jordans Firing 
Juhaea Stephen (C) 
Julance Harry (C) 
Junius Theo 

Kashl Katsn (C) 
Kaufman Will G (C) 
Kearns Jack (C) 
Keller Fred (C) 
Kellerher Maurice 

(C) 
Kelley J H Mrs 
Kelsey Slatere 
Kelso Louie (C) 
Kelton Mrs S (C) 
Kenny Bert (C) 
Klnso 

Kirk Ethel (C) 
Knauber Carl 
Kohler Grace (C) 
Kroneman Evald (C) 
Kula Jack A 
Kurtz Lizzie (C) 

LaCount Bessie 

LaCrandall L (C) 

Ladieux Chas (C) 

Lambert ( L) 

LaMons The (C) 

LaRose Chaa 

Laurent Marie (C) 

Lawson ft Nanon (C) 

Lea Mark 

Leavitt Vlrgle 

Lee Irene 

Lefferson Linfred A 

Lehman L (C) 

Leon Ed (C) 

Leonard Bessie (C) 

Leonard & Ellis (C) 

Leonards The 

Leroy Jack 

Leslie Ollle (C) 

Lester Great 

Lester ft Moure (C) 

LeVan Bert 

Leviene Edward 

Levis ft Lloyd 

Lewis Dave 

Lewis Harry 

Lewis Ray 

Llghthawk Earle 
(C) 

Lol Donita (C) 

Luby Edna 

L y d e 1 1 ft Butter- 
worth (C) 

Lyman Twins (C) 

Lynch Julia 

Lynn Agnes 

Mack Chas (C) 
Mack ft Murray (C) 
Macomber Geo 
Maddox Richard 
Mankln (C) 
Manley Morris (C) 
Mann Danny 
Mann Nat 
Manning Sisters 
Maragno Chas (C) 
Marseilles The (C) 
Marsh E W (C) 
Marshall ft King 
Marshall Selma (C) 
Mason Four (C) 
May Alice 
Mayers J (L) 
Maynard Dot (C) 
Mayo ft Jeanette 
McCaffrey Hugh (C) 
MrCann Mr ft Mrs 

(C) 
McClay Helen 
McCowan John J 
McCracken Tom 
McCullough Carl (C) 
McDonald Jas (C) 
McGlolne Edna (C) 
McOrath ft Yeoman 
McKee Ross 
McLallen ft Carson 

(C) 
Meredith Sisters 
Milam ft DuBols (P) 
Mllano Duo 
Miles Ben 

Millers Juggling (C) 
Mills Lillian 
Mitchell Abble 
Mitchell Ethel (C) 
Montrose Marie (C) 
Moore Helen J 
Morris Bertie (P) 
Morton Josephine 
Morton Mildred 
Moss Mr (L) 
Murphy O A (C) 
Murphy Edward 
Murphy D Theo (C) 
Murray Tom 
Murray ft Mack (C) 

Nelson Bert (C) 
Newell ft Nlblo (C) 



Newell Sbevett Trio 
Nlblo ft Rellly 
Nlcholaa Lew (O) 
Nichols Caroline (C) 
Nolan Geo F 

O'Dole Geo ft Althea 

(C) 
O'Nell M 
O'Nell Jack (C) 
Orvllle Victoria 
Osborne Elmer (C) 
Otto ft Weet (C) 
Owley ft Randall 

Packard Thad C (C) 
Palmer Joe (C) 
Panklet Harry 
Pantzer Carl 
Patterson Bros 
Patterson Flo 
Patty Felix 
Paull A Kent (C) 
Paulue ft Long (C) 
Pearl Katherlne 
Pearson Harry 
Perklna B J (C) 
Pero ft Wilson (C) 
Personl Camllle (C) 
Petroff (SF) 
Pfarr Wm F 
Phasma (C) 
Plerson T 
Potter Harry (SF) 
Potter Billy 
Powers John ft Jess 
Pressley Blanche 
Preston Geo 
Prevett ft Melrell 
(C) 

Quealy Jas (C) 
Qulgley Ell (C) 
Qulnlan John (P) 

Rabnud Geo 
Rauch Frank 
Ray ft Brosche 
Raymond Chas 
Reed O C (C) 
Reld Florence (C) 
Relff Geo 
Relnhard Wm (C) 
Rhodes Mr (C) 
Rich Geb F (C) 
Rlesner ft Gore (C) 
Rigby Arthur 
Riley Wm D 
Rlpp Jack (SF) 
Roberts Joe 
Robinson Alice (0) 
Roeberg Edw (C) 
Rogers Will 
Roma Kate 
Romaln Julia (C) 
Romalne Justus 
Romany Opera Co 

(C) 
Ronca Dora 
Hose Jimmy (C) 
Rose Art U (C) 
Ross Fred (SF) 
Roth T (C) 
Russell Phil 
Russell Mr (C) 
Russle Frank 
Ruzlnskl Malke (C) 

Saettel C J (P) 
San tell Great (C) 
Saunders Chalk 
Savage A DeCrotean 
Saxon Hugh 
Scott Geo W 
Scott A Wilson (C) 
Selley Mayme (C) 
Shack Dancing 
Shannon Hazel (C) 
Sheer Billy 
Sheldon Mae 
Shelton W A 
Sherman Charlotte 

(C) 
Shields Great (C) 
Shlltz One (C) 
Slmms N (L) 
Slack ft Thorne 
Smedley Geo 
Smith Capt Jack 

(C) 
Smith Sue 
Smith ft Fowler (C) 
Spencer Dennis 
Springfield TwIub 
Stafford Frank 
Stark & Ryan (C) 
Startup Harry (C) 
Statzer Carl 
Steele ft McMasters 

(C) 
Stlllman Sue 
Stone Belle (C) 
Sullivan Francis X 

(C) 
Sullivan Jos 
Sullivan Mayme 



. 8TRASSMAN 

Attorney, 888 Broadway, New York. 
Theatrical Claims. Advice Free 



HADTOOPEN ANOTHER NEW STORE 

The theatrical trade haa outgrown ue again and we have to open another new store to 
take care of It It'e right In the heart of thlnga— at the head of Long Acre 8quare. almost 
opposite the clubrooma of the White Rate. This store will allow us to give you still better 
service. __ , . 

Have you seen the new eteel fittings on the XX Trunks? We have outgrown the annealed 
cast Iron, which the beet of the old-fashioned heavy canvas-covered wood trunk manufac- 
turers use. 



WILLIAM BAL, Inc. 

SEND FOR CATALOGUE V. BUILDERS OP 

1578 BROADWAY AND 710 SEVENTH AVENUE, NEW YORK 



BAL 



PROFESSIONAL 



TRUNKS 



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VARIETY 



REPRESENTATIVE ARTISTS 



CHARLES AHEARN 




"THE BACING MAN" 

PAT CASEY. Agent 

CH AS. F. SEMON 

"THE NARROW FELLER" 

THE BROWNIES co° 



■ a 



Presenting 
A ROARING FARCE, 

THE WAR 18 OVER" 

TOM BRANTFORD, Manager. 



WHICH OFU8 18 ME? 

HOSE 
ANTALIZING 

ERRY 

WINS 

Alf . T. Wilton 

S AM AROFF »°S0NI A 





if 



THE RUSSIAN PEASANTS 



si 



In their Original Novelty. 

Opened on the Orpheum Circuit, Aug. 21st, at 
Spokane, Wash. 

Sailing for Europe In March. 
American Rep.. PAUL DURAND. 

European Rep., SHEREK & BRAFF. 



Have Your Card in VARIETY 



Wilfred Clarke 

A New Farce. "THE DEAR DEPARTED." In Rehearsal. IQfl Uf MM4L C* |ip W ¥„-!. 
SKETCHES on hand or written to order. ■« ,w ■»■ ,,UI •»-« ncw tm * 



THE OKU R AS 

MARVELOUS 
JAPANESE 

FOOT 
JU66LERS 




BALANCERS 

Elegant Ward- 
robe and Stage 
Settings. 

Booking for 
coming season. 

Address: 1765 
Clybonrn Ave., 
Chicago. 



A RIOT OF LAUGHTER, 
THE CREATIVE COMEDY COUPLE, 

CUNNINGHAM 
MARION 

In an Acrobatic Talkfest 

AL. SUTHERLAND, Manager. 
HOWARD HE.'-.'CK, Press RepreeacUtlve. 



AND 



GUY 



FRANCES 



RAWSON AND CLARE 



ia 



JUST KIDS 

IN 

YESTERDAYS" 

NEXT WEEK (SEPT. 4). GRAND, SACRAMENTO. 
Just completed the Butterfleld Circuit— A Big Hit. 



^ VERA 

Barrett and 




ARTHUR 

ARLE 



Opening on Interstate Circuit Sept. 5 at Majestic Theatre. Little Rock. Ark. 



HARRY TATE'S C°. 

FISHING MOTORING 



New York 
England 
Australia 
Africa 



REX 



COMEDY CIRCUS 

DOCS, CATS, PONIE8 and 

THE HOMELIEST. MEANEST AND WISEST OLD MULE IN THE WORLD 

Booked Solid Until November, W. V. M. A. Time. 

PAUL DURAND, Agent, Longacre Bldg., Times Square, New York. 




The Female? Ventriloquial Wonder 

HILDA HAWTHORNE 

Not only dainty and refined, but exceedingly clever and diverting 
NEXT WEEK (Sept. 5). NEW BH6HT0N THEATRE, DirtctNM. AL SUTHERUNO 





That 

Polite 

Entertainer 



WATCH FOR OPENING 
DATE 

ALL NEW SONGS 



Can use a good agent 



Address, Reisenberger's Hotel, College Point, L. I. 



The Three Vagrants 

THE MERRY SINGERS AND MUSICIANS 



MOST UNIQUE MUSICAL ACT IN VAUDEVILLE 

™"K SIG. J. BERGAMASCO 

BOOKED ON ORPHEUM CIRCUIT 

JO PAIGE SMITH did it 



THOMAS 



GORDON 



JOHN 



Neary 



9 



Bliss 



and 



Ross 



INTY DANCING 

SLIPPING ALONG NICELY Something a little different from the rest. A real novelty In the dancing line. Direction. ALBERT SUTHERLAND 



R oioss.ii S uccess ju RADIE FURMAN 



This Week (Aua. 29), Columbia, St. Uuit. Next week (Sept. 5), Majestic. Milwaukee 



First American Emjaiement in 3 years. En Route. Oribeum Circuit 



When answering advertisements kindly mention VARIETY. 



VARIETY 



a* 



Now Booking from 

Coast to Coast 



WILLIAM MORRIS 



INCORPORATED 



NEW YORK 
American Music Hall Building 



CHICAGO SAN FRANCISCO BOSTON 

167 Dearborn Street Monadnock Building 413 Washington Street 

ACTS DESIRING TO PLAT THB NSW ENGLAND CIRCUITS COMMUNICATE WITH OUR BOSTON OFFICE. 



NEW ORLEANS 
Maison Blanche Buil ding 



ERNEST EDELSTEN 

VARIETY AND DRAMATIC AGENT. 

17 Green St.. Leicester Square. LONDON 

Sol* Repreaentatlve, 

John Tiller'. Companies Walter C. Kelly 

Little Tloh Fragson 

Always Vacancies for Good Acts 

Hammerstein's 



Victoria 



AMERICA'S MOST 
FAMOUS VARIE- 
TY THEATRE. 

OPEN THE TEAR AROUND. 



Vaudeville Headliners 
ana Good Standard Acts 

If too hare an open weak you want to fill at 
abort notice, write to W. L DOCKSTADER. 

GARRICK THEATRE, WILMINGTON. DEL. 

Can cloaa Saturday night and make any city 
aaat of Chicago to open Monday night 



La Cinematografia Italiana 

-is- 
ITALY'S LEADING PAPER 

FOR THE 

Animated Picture ft Phonograph Business 

PUBLISHED FORTNIGHTLY. 

•1-M large pages. S ahllllnga per annum (fi.ao). 

Edltor-PropY : Prof. QUALTIERO I. FABRI. 

la Via Arcireacorado, Torino, Italy. 

BRENNAN'S AUSTRALIAN 
VAUDEVILLE CIRCUIT 

JAMBS BRENNAN, Sole Proprietor. 
WANTED: FIR8T-CLA8S SPECIALTY ACTS. 
FARES ADVANCED from Vancourer, Canada. 
SIXTEEN SUCCESSIVE WEEKS. 
FARES and BAGGAGE PAID by the manage- 
ment from time of arrival until departure from 
Australia. ONB PBRFORMANCB AT NIGHT; 
MATINEES, WEDNESDAYS, 8ATURDAY8 
AND HOLIDAYS. NO SUNDAY WORK. Fire 
per cent commission charged on all contracts. 
Only address, 

JAS. C. BAIN, General Manager. 

National Amphitheatre, Sydney, Australia. 

Cable Address. PENDANT. 



Temple Theatrical Exchange 

E. P. CHURCHILL 

Rooms 907-8-9 Adams Express Bldg., 185 Dearborn St., CHICAGO 

CAN USE ACTS FOR IMMEDIATE AND LATER TIME 

BREAK YOUR JUMP BETWEEN 

New York and Chicago 

f:in ii<m» F#»atnr*» Arts for Fnmilv Theatres. Write or Wire ^^ 



Can use Feature Acts for Family Theatres. 



ASSOCI ATIED BOOKING OFFICE8, C. W. Morganstern, Mgr. 
Corner 4th Ave. Sl 8mithf1eld 3t. t Pittsburgh, Pa. 



WANTED AT ALL TIMES 



I 






Tel. SB Bryant 



8HORT JUMPS. 

i OL AIMOY, Agency, 

206 Gaiety Theatre Building, New York City 



ARE YOU WORKING? 

IP NOT, GET BUSY AND WRITE, CAN USE 



H. BART McHUCH, 



CCK 

And Twenty Other Good Acta. About 5 Weeks' Nice Work. No Railroad Fare. 

315 Land Title Building 

Broad and Chestnut Sta., 

Philadelphia. Pa. 

CONSOLIDATED B00KIN6 OFFICES 

ODD FELLOWS BUILDING, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 

CAN USE A FEW MORE GOOD ACTS. WRITE QUICK. 



LETTERS. (Continued) 



Sully & Hussy (C) 
Suzanne Princess 

(C) 
Syretae Geo (C) 

Tanaka Kin (C) 
Tanna Augustus 
Tannehlll Edward 

(C) 
Tannehlll Edward 

W (SP) 
Templa D (L) 
Templeton R (L) 
Terry Wm 
Tezlo (C) 

Ullne Arthur (C) 

Valmore Louis (C) 
Vastor & Merle (C) 
Van Clove Denton & 

Pete (C) 
Van Hout Jan (C) 
Van Ruth (C) 

Wakefield Willa Holt 
Walllnsley Frank 

(C) 
Wood & I>awson (C) 
Woods Maurice 
Wright Lillian 
Walker Harvey 
Walter L E (C) 
Ward & Harrington 

(L) 



Warner John L 
Warren & Francis 

(C) 
Warren Chas (C) 
Waters Frank (C) 
Watson Geo W 
Watson Sammy 
Webber Chas D (C) 
Welch Joe 
Wells Richard (C) 
Werner Steve (C) 
West Benkly 
West Ford (C) 
West May 
Weston Bert 
Weston Samuel 
Wheelock Chas 
Whelan Geo 
White Bert (C) 
Wiensteln Ed 
Wlesberg Frank 
Wiggins Bert (S F) 
Williams Madge 



(P) 



(C) 



York Alva (C) 
Yuill & Boyd (C) 

Zarrelll John (P) 
Zech Curvln A 
Zelonko Mike 
Zerrell Bennett (S 

F) 
Zlska & Saundera 

(C) 



%A# A MTC r\ for Gus Sun's Own Acta 
WAN I t U SMALL OIRL8 

Height 5 ft. 3 in. limit. Who sing and dance, 
to work in singing and dancing spectacles. 

Character Comedians to fill following 
vacancies : 

8ILLY KID--DACO--TOUCH--JEW 

MINITIEL PEOPLE OF ALL KINDS, 
CM ALSO USE MAMATIC PtODUCERS 

All must have good voices for chorus and 
solo work, forty weeks guaranteed. 

The Gus Sun Booking Exchange Company 
Is not affiliated with the United Booking 
Offices of America. 

Address all communications to Jules Held 

GUS SUN PRODUCING CO. 

(Mew to llmtrt) SPMICf ItlP. OHIO 

HYDE & BEHMAN 

AMUSEMENT COMPANY 

Temple Bar Building, Drooklyn N. Y. 

STAR THEATRE Hrooklyn 

GAYETY THEATRE Hrooklyn 

GAYETY THEATRE Pittsburg 

STAR AND GARTER Chicago 

ALWAYS OPEN TIME FDR FEATURE ACTS. 



BERT LEVEY 

INDEPENDENT CIRCUIT VAUDEVILLE 

Acta desiring time communicate. Address No. 92 La Salle SL, Chicago, 111. 
EXECUTIVE OFFICES : 144-160 POWELL STREET, San Francisco. Calif. 

WRITS OR WIRB QUICK. 



EUROPEAN OFFICE 

BERLIN. GERM ANT 

RICHARD PITROT. 

Representative. 



Pantages Circuit 

VAUDEVILLE THEATRES, Inc. 

ALEXANDER PANTAGES 

President and Manager 



OFFICES 

NEW TORK 

CHICAGO 

SAN FRANCISCO 

SEATTLE 

DENVER 



THE ENGLISH PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL 

Circulation guaranteed to be larger than that of any English Journal devoted to the Dra- 
matic or Vaudeville Profeaalona. Foreign subscription, 17s. 4d. per annum. 

THE STAGE 

NEW TORK AGENTS— Paul Tausig. 104 East 14th St, and Samuel French * Bona, tt-M 
Weat 22nd Street. 

Artists visiting England are Invited to aend particulars of their act and date of opening. 
THE STAGE Letter Box 4a open for the reception of their mall. 
18 TORK STREET. COVBNT GARDEN. LONDON. W. C. 

CHURCH'S BOOKING OFFICE 

STANDARD COMEDY ACTS, ETC. 
WRITE IN FOR TIME IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER. 
Room 1114-5-6. Carney Bldg.. Boston. Mass. ONLT WHITE RAT CONTRACTS. 

WANTED, BIG COMEDY AND NOVELTY FEATURE 

Acts to write or wire open time. Booking Thalia, Chicago; Joliet. Bloomlngton, Ottawa, Elgin, 
Aurora, Streator, Mattoon, 111. ; Waterloo, la., and other houses In Illinois, Indiana and Iowa. 



DOUTRICK'S BOOKING EXCHANGE 



CHAS. H. DOUTRICK, Manager. 



Room 29, 92 La Salle St., Chicago. 



hie 



CONFIDENCE 

PAUL TlUSIG, Vaud Steamship A|en 
104 1.14 St.N.Y. Tel 2099 Stay vests 



of your customers is required to build up a successful business. 
I have arranged STEAMSHIP accommodations 4 TIME8 for 
Jean Clermont, Arnold De Biere, Jordan and Harvey, Alice 
Lloyd; 3 TIMES for Bellclaire Bros., Sam Elton, Imro Fox, W. 
C. Fields, Hardeen, Arthur Prince, etc. Let me arrange TOUR 
steamship accommodations; also, railroad tickets. 




Artists 

During the summer I will devote my time exclusively to the drawing of lobby cartoons, 
Illustrations of acta, etc. ' 

There la nothing so attractive In the lobby as CARTOONS. 

LEO CARRILLO 

Summer Address, Freeport, Long Island, N. Y. 



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the most discriminating audience. 

Just finished successful engagement of twelve 
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VACATION NEXT WEEK UP THE RHINE. GERMANY 

Look out for some Dutch Stuff. 

Some class to our digs this week In Man- 
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wick St., Oxford Road, Manchester. She's a 
regular American cook with all that "Fried 
Chicken," "Pancakes," "Pullman Palace Din- 
ing Car Coffee." One meal at Mrs.. Magee's 
and you are homesick the rest of the week, 
and "Plllleee" Doggone, we're coming right 
home? If we only had some Roastin' Ears 
to smear up our face, things would be com- 
plete. 

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Lottie Bellman 

Address care VARIETY, London. 
J. LOUIS JEANNE 

MINTZ and PALMER 

"THE OTHER HALF." 

A Classy Singing and Talking Comedietta. 

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BY RICHARD HENRY LITTLE. 

ED. F. REYNARD Is the bright -partlcul&r 
■tar at the Majestic theater this week. 
He la not the head liner, that honor fall- 
ing to Mia* Marie Dresser. Mlsa Dress- 
er la a a tar of the legitimate, and when 
•tare of the legitimate condescend to appear 
in* vaudeville and especially when they llratt 
their stay to ana weak they are usually head- 
lined as a part compensation. That must ha 
the reason. . At leaat It sounds convincing. 

Reynard la a ventriloquist, a name thai makes 
even the meet hardened . patron of vaudeville 
turn pals and tremble. But Reynard la differ- 
ent Instead of walking out and sitting down 
near the footlights with a manikin on each 
knee and causing most, of the male popula- 
tion In the theater to arise and walk out while 
the , feminine contingent fan themselves and 
look to aea what the other women are wear- 
ing, he la a change. 

Reynard has his dummies, but not the .con* 
ventlonal kind. Instead of taking a coupie, of 
manikins out of a trunk as every, ventriloquist 
has done since the fall of the Reman Empire, 
the astute Mr. Reynard, with all the cunning 
that his nomenclature would betoken, has* them 
grouped ' about/the ataga And he > makes his ap- 
pearance In a> real automobile. An he oomea 
oh the stage a dummy that doesn't look like 
a dummy at all, but like a flesh and blood coun- 
try constable, ohln whiskers, tin star, shot 
gun. and all pops up from behind a tree and 
summons him In Jhe name of the jaw to atop. 

"What fort" aaka the automoblllst. 

■ Per apeedlo', gul durn ye," shouts the con- 
stable, and he jauntily spits a mouthful of 
tobacco Juloe • at the machine. It wasn't io I- 
strange to hear the dummy talk. All dummies 
on the stage, and off. too, for that matter, are 
given to talking. But a dummy that chawa 
to ha 1 ceo Is v a novelty. 

The automobiliat argues with the constable, 
but the officer of the- law la Iron. Then a per- 
fect lady on the back seat of the auto, and who 
)s also a dummy, leana forward and eayg a 
few aoothing words. 

"Why, that nasty old constable hasn't any 
right to etop us," aaye the lady after Um 
faahlon of her kind. "Why don't you Just run 
the automobile .right over him. We Weren't 
speeding at 411. I know we weren't going over 
a mile and a half an hour." 

" Thet's all right," says the constable, wag- 
ging his ohln whiskers, "Gul durn ye, ye' re 
under arrest, by gravy, an* if you try to escape 
I'll shore put some buckshot into ye." 

There's mora argument and the constable goes 
away. 



Then a farmer's boy sitting by side of 

a creek engages In conversation with the auto- , 
moblllst The farmer's boy Is Ashing and has < 
one or two bites. jbut the BM^JHaZ^*'** 
here," says the automoblllst. "don't you know 
Its wrong to catch flsh on Sunday?" 

"Who's catching any?" demanda the boy. 

Then the automobiliat . converses with a 
farmer hey who is toased over the fence by a 
bull that bellows In -a most menacing manner, 
the lifelike bellowing, as well aa an the other 
sounds being produced by . the versatile Mr. 
Reynard. ▲ lira alarm brlrrs out a fire com- 



pany, who upon returning to their quarters 
obligingly hang out a si gfc" which reads: 

".Next Fire at Four-thirty." The ventr^o*)' 
qulafs Is one of the beat acta ever put into | 
Vaudeville. 




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The Lone Fisherman 



Ed. F. Reynard preeente 

MR. SKTH DEWBBRRY and 

The Lion Hearted Constable 

In the Rural Comedy, 
>*A MMtHNQ IN HICKftVILLE" 

CAST OF CHARACTORS. 

The Lone Fisherman - — »• .MR. JAWN JAWNSON 

The Tourist - Miss Mary Norman 

The Chauffeur ..., -MR. ED. F. REYNARD 

The Mechanician . ••• Mr. Jack Johnson 

The Pawnbroker -Mr. Sidney Akerman 

The Baby - Jane's Child 

The Dog ♦ ; ~ Fido, 

The Fire Engine Mule \ . <-.„_ 

Ihe Police Patrol Horse \ ** 

Dobbin, the constable's fiery steed Battel 

Town .Constable and Chief Arrester 

Leader of Band 

Postmaster — 

HicksviUe Fire Chief 

Rbck-up Tender 

Kditor HicksviUe Bungle 

Manager ""own Oprey Hall 

, Tour under the personal direction of MR ADAM SOUR,GUV< 



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"NIOHT AND DAY." 
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Great Glide Song, by Maynard 

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"SHE'S A PATIENT OF MINB" 
Chris Smith's Great Coon 

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"ANT OLD WMB, ANT OLD 
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"AFTER THB ROUND-UP." 

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COUNTRY-WIDE MOVEMENT 

TO FORM AGENTS' ASSOCIATION 



Chicago Commission Men, In Meeting* Receive Applications 
From Other Cities, Which Sutf ests Plan 



The local association of vaudeville 
agents held its first anniversary meet- 
ing Tuesday evening. It was decided 
to incorporate under the name of The 
Theatrical and Vaudeville Agents' As- 
sociation of America. 

With the members admitted Tues- 
day, the Association now embraces 
every booking agent in town, except- 
ing Earl Cox, a representation of Sul- 
llvan-Considine's, The "Association" 
and William Morris. 

Harry M. Bittner, a Pittsburg agent, 
came on for the special purpose of 
gaining admission to the organization. 
He stopped in Cleveland on his way 
here and conferred with agents there. 
He was initiated into the Chicago or- 
ganization, and returned with author- 
ity deputizing him to admit to mem- 
bership eleven bookers in Cleveland, 
also seven in Pittsburg. 

He brought the information the 
Philadelphia agents would like to 
come in, and as the most important 
development of the Tuesday night 
meeting it was determined that a na- 
tion-wide effort should be inaugurated 
to bring vaudeville agents from as 
many cities as wished to join into the 
Association. 

The system which is now practiced 
by the Chicago organization embraces 
much mutual protection against con- 
tract jumping, actors and managers, 
equitable business dealings between 
members, the collection of commis- 
sions due from acts to members of the 
Association, and it is claimed for the 
organization that it is working in per- 
fect harmony, overcoming many and 
various kinds of obstacles. 



ROSS THINKS OF RETIRING. 

Charles J. Ross told a few of his 
intimate cronies early this week ho 
thought that the stage would see the 
last of him as an actor, after this sea- 
son. It is Mr. Ross' intention to 
retire. 



Ross seemed peeved over the fact 
that Ren. Shields' musical elonga- 
tion of "High Life in Jail" was not 
given a full opportunity to make good. 
Mr. Ross rehearsed and opened with 
the show. He says it was one of the 
funniest that he has had the pleasure 
of being connected with, and that if 
it had been kept on the road for a 
few weeks and whipped into shape, it 
would have been a go on Broadway. 
The piece started off with Shubert 
bookings. 

"But I am pretty well fixed now," 
ho continued, "and I think that it is 
about time for me to quit acting, while 
I can leave them laughing when I say 
good-bye. The only farewell that I 
will give may be a short tour of vaude- 
ville, and after that I may produce a 
few little thiutrs." 



GIANTESS FOR ATTRACTION. 

(Special Cable to Variett.) 

Paris, Sept. 8. 

A Burmah giantess will be the at- 
traction at the Casino, Sept. 16. 

The Ambassadeurs closed Sept. 6. 

At the Alhambra Sept. 1 on the 
opening bill, Vasco, "The Mad Mu- 
sician," and Radford and Valentine 
did splendidly. 

At the Follies Bergere, the same 
day, Howland, a colored Juggler, Mar- 
tine Brothers and the Max Gregory 
Troupe of acrobats also went through 
successfully. 

THOMPSON'S NEW ACT. 

The newest sketch to be presented 
before vaudeville by William H. 
Thompson is dated for the Fifth Ave- 
nue Oct. 31, placed there by M. S. 
Bentham. 

The veteran actor's piece has been 
named "In The Cardinal's Gardens" 
and will be played by a cast of eight 
people. Special scenery made in 
Paris is a portion of the act. The cos- 
tumes for the production come from 
Rome. 



LOEW-WIIililAMS AT PEAOE. 

It's peace between Marcus Loew and 
Percy G. Williams. Mr. Williams will 
not play "small time" shows, and Mr. 
Loew will not play "big time" bills. 
From all appearances Mr. Williams 
has far the best of the friendly set- 
tlement. Loew threatened to place 
high class programs in his new Har- 
lem theatres, which would have op- 
posed the Williams houses in the same 
section. 

Mr. Williams has been giving pic- 
tures and vaudeville on the Alhambra 
roof since the summer opened. The 
policy riled Mr. Loew, who thereupon 
announced, after wrestling with the 
problem, that he would use William 
Morris' bookings for his two uptown 
houses, giving a program of from 
twelve to fifteen acts in each, at prices 
ranging up to a dollar. 

As the time approached for the sea- 
son to commence, and Mr. Beck got 
busy with Mr. Morris, perhaps Mr. 
Loew thought it wouldn't be easy af- 
ter all for a general conciliation of the 
"situation," were he to hold out for 
"high grade." Anyway, it is all off, 
as per understanding arrived at, with 
the only net result showing the Mor- 
ris Circuit having a loss of two big 
houses to book. 

The set policy of the Loew Circuit 
will be followed in the new Loew's 
7th Avenue, and Loew's Bronx. Six 
or seven acts, with pictures, at the 
usual scale, which may be increased 
ten cents or so. 



MORRIS STARTS HARRISBURG. 

Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 8. 

William Morris will start the Ca- 
sino (formerly Auditorium) Monday 
with a show of eight acts and pictures 
at admission of 10-20-30. 

Wilmer & Vincent play vaudeville 
at the Orpheum here, placed through 
the United Booking Offices. 



NEW "SISTER ACT." 

A new "sister" team skims over 
the edge of the vaudeville horizon. 
The couple are Vinle Henshaw and 
Annie Morris. 

William L. Lykens of the Casey 
Agency has the formation to handle, 
and they will first appear Monday at 
the Orpheum, Yonkers. 



"MONK" IN "DARK SCENE." 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, Sept. 8. 

There is a "dark scene" each per- 
formance at the Olympia. Seeth's 
latest chimpanzee, "Prince Charles" 
is the cause. 

"Prince Charles' " trainer taught 
bim a bit of "business" that even Paris 
could not stand for. The monkey 
hhs been so well trained however, 
that the bit could not be taken out 
immediately. To obviate the spec- 
tacle, H. B. Marinelll ordered the 
stage darkened during this part of 
the "monk's" show, until Seeth can 
teach the chimp to stop it. 

The "monk" is wonderfully well 
trained, and is the best of all which 
have appeared in Paris. 



MAAHE COMING BACK. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, Sept. 8. 

At the main office of the Marinelll 
agency, it is announced that Leo Maase 
will return to New York to, succeed 
Charles Bornhaupt there as the man- 
ager of the New York branch. 

Paul Murray, who recently engaged 
with the Marinelll company, will be in 
the London office. 

The New York branch of the Mari- 
nelll agency incorporated this week, 
as the H. B. Marinelll Co., Ltd. Capi- 
tal stock is $5,000. Charles Born- 
haupt is president; S. Wollsteiner, 
vice-president; O. Steiner, secretary 
and treasurer. 

Mr. Bornhaupt leaves the office 
Sept. 15. He has several offers, and 
will make a selection from them for 
his future services. 

S. Wollsteiner will be in command 
after Bornjiaupt's departure, pending 
the arrival of Mr. Maase, who had 
charge of the Marinelll New York of- 
fice for some time about four years 
ago. 



TltrLV, DIVORCE DEFENDANT. 

Detroit, Sept. 8. 
Stephen A. Douglas of this city has 
filed a bill for divorce against Truly 
Shattuck. who he married i n 1900. 
Douglas Is president of the Municipal 
Filtration Co., of Detroit. 



VARIETY 



BOOKING SCHEME WEAK. 

From all accounts the booking 
scheme for the "small time" of the 
United Booking Offices has passed the 
way of its predecessors. John J. 
Murdock evolved the latest. It was 
an invitation (by mall) to book "di- 
rect" through the United offices at a 
uniform salary for twenty weeks of 
"small time." 

While the price to be agreed upon 
would have no bearing upon the fig- 
ure for the larger houses it was writ- 
ten, acts seemed to have overlooked 
the assurance on this point, an im- 
portant one to artists. 

The reports this week said that out- 
side of one or two acts which suc- 
cumbed the first week the letters were 
mailed, no act had "thrown" its agent 
in favor of the United's "direct" of- 
fer. Early in the week an act that 
had been pointedly spoken to at the 
United offices, according to the story, 
but which still held out, received con- 
tracts from its agent for all the United 
time at the salary first demanded. 

The agents against whom the move 
was directed profess to believe that the 
"booking scheme" has practically 
been given up by the United. The 
agents say they are paying no fur- 
ther attention to it or its workings. 

The "small time" agents were very 
much aroused last week when acts be- 
gan returning letters to them that 
were sent out of the Family Depart- 
ment of the United Booking Offices. 
These letters in all cases advised the 
acts not to book through an agent, 
but to arrange their affairs so that 
they would be able to do business with 
the office direct, and so avoid the 
agent's commission. 

Up to the early part of this week 
no less than a score of these letters 
were received by agents from acts 
which they represent, the acts evi- 
dently all feeling that the agent was 
their protection and that if they did 
business with the booking offices di- 
rect, they would be the losers. 

In one instance, an act which re- 
ceived a letter, was booked for ten 
weeks of the small time through an 
agent and the contracts had been sent 
to the office of the Commissioner of 
Licenses who approved of them after 
which they were returned to the act. 
The latter stated that the office found 
it impossible to let the act play the 
time laid out, but offered other time 
instead. The time offered was two 
weeks instead of ten, with a cut in 
salary. The general form of the let- 
ters, which are signed by C. Wesley 
Fraser, and on the Family Depart- 
ment stationery, is somewhat as fol- 
lows: 

"Dear : 



"The office finds It necessary to change your 
contracts, and I am sending you contracts for 
two weeks In Maine and New Hampshire. 
This Is simply to break your Jump Into tola 
part of the country. Other time will follow. 
It will be considered a great favor if you will 
play those two houses. 

"Don't disappoint, and your playing will be 
greatly appreciated by the office. Don't work 
through an agent. You are well known, and 
there is no need of your doing so. 

(Signed) "C. WESLEY FRASER." 



Virginia Kelsey, formerly of Kelsey 
and Kelsey, and Julia Gray, who has 
starred under the management of Lin- 
coln J. Carter, will appear in vaude- 
ville with a dramatic playlet written 
by Miss Gray. 



GOES, BUT WILL RETURN. 

Vesta Victoria sailed Wednesday, 
but she intends returning If Miss 
Victoria can secure releases upon for- 
eign engagements, the English woman 
will come back in November to play 
for William Morris. After that en- 
gagement she may be seen in a New 
York production. 

Everyone who frequents the Ameri- 
can theatre thought Miss Victoria 
would play there before leaving for 
home. She appeared daily in a 
stage box, and each time bashfully 
acknowledged the applause of the 
audience as a spot light man threw 
the glare ,upon her while the orches- 
tra played "waiting at the Church" 
during intermission. So much at- 
tention portended an engagement at 
once, though it was the forerunner 
of the negotiations for the winter. 



NEXT, FRENCH REVUE. 

With the successful launching of his 
"Russian Dancers" at the American 
this week, William Morris' next pro- 
duction in mind is a "French Revue," 
with about twelve Frenchwomen In 
the cast. 

It will be modeled after Parisian 
revues in a way, and embody danc- 
ing of many styles, with several 
Frenchy chasonettes. The act is to 
be put on in two or three weeks. 



TANGUAY TAKES VAUDEVILLE. 

Eva Tanguay has taken vaudeville 
for thirty weeks of United Booking 
offices time at $2,500 a week. 

The commencement of the Tan- 
guay tour is to happen at the Fifth 
Avenue, Sept. 19. The contracts were 
completed this week. 



MORRIS STARTS ♦♦BLACKLIST." 

William Morris has started a "black 
list" of his own, or at least accord- 
ing to the reports that were current 
on Broadway early In the week, the 
Forty-second Street manager Is sup- 
posed to have given voice to a state- 
ment which means* that he will no 
longer permit actsj that have time 
on his circuit playing for William 
Fox at the Academy of Music on Sun- 
days. 

The Academy has been giving one 
of the best Sunday shows in New 
York for the past six weeks or so, and 
at each successive performance the 
house has been crowded to the doors. 
Headline acts were the rule and until 
two weeks ago these acts were secured 
from those that were playing the 
United time. T*hen Percy Williams 
got his associates together. He de- 
manded that Fox no longer be permit- 
ted to play "United acts" and adver- 
tise the shows at 10-20-30. As a re- 
sult of Williams' "kick" the United 
acts were taken from the Academy 
and Fox's agent made up bills on 
which the Morris acts figured promi- 
nently. 

Morris at first simply "pulled out" 
an act or two, but early this week 
it is reported that he called up the 
managers booking the Sunday shows 
for Fox and demanded that they leave 
his acts alone. This is said to have 
been followed by a statement to sev- 
eral acts that were offered Sunday at 
the Academy that if they played for 
Fox, they could not play for Morris. 



Delia Fox will top the bill at the 
Fifth Ave.. Sept. 17, with an entirely 
new offering. Jack Levy arranges. 




STRIKE ISN'T LIKELY. 

There was no fear Thursday that 
there would be any serious trouble 
between the stage crews and the man- 
agers. When a meeting was held of 
the former at the American Theatre 
Hall last Sunday to discuss the ad- 
visability of a "walk-out" Monday, the 
Shuberts and William Morris entered 
pleas that owing to members of their 
firms being out of town it was impos- 
sible for them to make an answer to 
the demands of the Union, that exten- 
sion of time be granted them. After 
a vote a week's grace was given to the 
managers. 

During the week, the Union com- 
mittee has been holding conferences 
daily with bodies from the Managers' 
Association, the committee being au- 
thorized and given full power to act 
for the men. The result of these 
conferences will be made public to 
the body at a meeting which is sched- 
uled to take place at the New Am- 
sterdam Hall Sunday afternoon. 

The managers' replies to the Union's 
demands will then be read and there 
will be a general discussion as to 
whether there will be a strike or not. 

It is the belief of one of the best 
known stage managers In New York 
that there will be no serious trouble 
between the mechanics and the man- 
agers, stating that there will probably 
be a settlement effected between the 
two bodies by arbitration, if no mutual 
agreement Is reached. 



KARNO WITH UNITED. 

The Karno Comedy Co. has been 
re-engaged by the United Booking Of- 
fices, as reported in Variety, London 
some weeks ago it would be. 

October 10, the company, brought 
over by Alf Reeves, who has been the 
Karno American representative for 
some years, will open at the Percy G. 
Williams' Colonial, New York, play- 
ing "Jimmy, The Fearless." Another 
act ready for presentation in the Wil- 
liams houses is "The Dandy Thieves." 
Contracts have been given Mr. Reeves 
for eight weeks, with other United 
time to follow. 

The Karno Company played last 
season for William Morris. It is on 
the "blacklist" maintained by the Uni- 
ted Booking Offices of acts playing in 
opposition to its houses. 



MISS 1IOPPKH HOPPING. 

Chicago, Sept. 8. 
The art of making things unpleas- 
ant is being practiced on Lillian Shaw 
at the Cort. When Messrs. Frazec and 
Letierer started for New York with 
"Mme. Sherry" this end of the plank 
flew up, and with nobody in supreme 
authority on hand, it is said, that 
Kdna Wallace Hopper began to assert 
herself. 

Miss Shaw has been prominently 
billed, after Miss Hopper, but Satur- 
day night the painter reduced the type 
size for her name on the theatre 
boards, and when it came to the per- 
formance two songs were taken away 
from her — but she still has enough 
left to keep Miss Hopper hopping. 



"SPARERIBS" AND FANNIE USHEK 

OF 
CLAUDE AND FANNIE USHER. 

AT THK ALIIAMHRA NEXT WEEK (Sept. 12). 

After two successive, successful Beasgns Qn the ORPHEUM CIRCUIT. 

Management, AL SUTHERLAND. 



Carleton Macy will appear in "Wel- 
come to Our City," when the piece, 
with Macklyn Arbuckle, is presented 
in New York. 



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DEALS AND COUNTER-DEALS 

TANGLING MIXED SITUATION 



Martin Beck and William Morris Still Dickering. Morris 

Reported Holding Out. Keith Said to Have 

Approached Kohl & Castle 



The combination in the vaudeville 
pot is still bubbling. It appears to be 
the belief among the leading variety 
people that a combination will result 
from the present negotiations on be- 
tween Martin Beck and William 
Morris. 

During the past few days,, most of 
the dickerings and bickerings have 
been carried on through A. L. Erlan- 
ger, who seems to be the intermediary. 
It is said Mr. Erlanger is interested 
through J. L. Rhlnock, a strong Shu- 
bert ally, with Geo. B. Cox, another, 
having allied themselves with the B. 
F. Keith forces. 

A strong hitch in the proceedings 
came up last Monday. Something con- 
cerning the William Morris, Western 
Circuit, arose, and William Morris is 
reported as having taken a strong 
stand against the proposition proposed 
by the Martin Beck-Morris Meyerfeld, 
Jr., aide. The "combine" cooled off 
for two days. It grew warm again 
Wednesday. 

It is said the Keith end of vaude- 
ville is now intently interested In the 
progress of the consolidation plan. It 
is also reported that B. F. Keith hns 
-one further than his purchase of the 
controlling share of the former An- 
derson-Ziegler theatrical properties in 
the effort to obtain a strangle hold on 
Beck and Meyerfeld. 

As previously reported in Variety, it 
is again claimed that Keith, through 
Fred Henderson, of Coney Island, has 
possessed himself of Orpheum Circuit 
stock. Mr. Henderson was a holder in 
the Orpheuma at Denver and New Or- 
leans, and perhaps Los Angeles. The 
story is that Mr. Henderson promoted 
the New Orleans theatre for the Or- 
pheum Circuit when the latter was cal- 
culating upon Mexico City for another 
stand. In the promotion Mr. Hender- 
son is said to have secured a large 
block of stock, some say it controls 
that house. 

Keith is believed to have a hand in 
any of the Henderson holdings, and 
these points may have been under dis- 
cussion between E. F. Albee, John J. 
Murdock and the Orpheum heads dur- 
ing their many meetings of late. 

From Chicago this week it was 
wired that Keith had proposed to E. 
C. Kohl that he link the Kohl & Cas- 
tle houses with the southwestern thea- 
tres Mr. Keith lately secured, giving 
the United Booking Offices the routing 
of acts on the "big time" up to and 
inclusive of Chicago, leaving the Or- 
pheum Circuit the territory beyond. 
This is in line with the original 
scheme of Messrs. Albee and Murdock 
when they put over the Anderson- 
Zlegler coup on Beck. 

While it seems to be admitted that 
some such plan has been suggested to 
Mr. Kohl, it is declared he would not 
hear of it, although some say that Mr. 



Kohl will listen readily to a Keith 
offer, although perhaps not taking it 
seriously. 

While United managers are crying 
for the lifting of the "blacklist," that 
sheet of "opposition acts" is being 
maintained until present negotiations 
for an understanding with Morris are 
at an end. If successful, the "black- 
list" abates through force of circum- 
stances. If the combination plan falls 
through, the action on the "blacklist" 
is problematical. 

It is said that the merger between 
Beck and Morris has progressed so 
far that Mr. Beck is in possession of 
the details of the Morris Circuit, east 
and west, given him in pursuance of 
an agreement made. The hitch is be- 
lieved to be over a question of money. 

Linked to the combination deal is 
the Loew Circuit, and various other 
phrases of a general amalgamation. 

One manager stated this week that 
by Dec. 1 there would be a total clean 
up of the complexed vaudeville situa- 
tion. Another manager, on the Mor- 
ris side of the fence, declared he did 
not think the combination, which in- 
cluded Morris as one of the principals, 
would happen. 

The pros and cons with deals and 
counter-deals are placing the vaude- 
ville managers in an intricate mess, 
with no one manager able to see far 
enough ahead to obtain any idea of 
the outcome. It is rumored that if 
the Morris-Beck arrangement goes 
through, it must happen within the 
next ten days, or not at all. 



"COLORED" HOUSE STARTS. 

Washington, Sept. 8. 

The Howard opened as a show 
place for colored people Monday. It 
has about 1,200 capacity. For a 
month or so before, the Howard held 
a vaudeville and picture show. It is 
a new theatre, and the handsomest 
house in the country devoted to the 
negro. 

Bartin & Wishell's "Smart Set" 
was the first piece. It has an all- 
black cast of fifty-two, and is com- 
posed of the best members from the 
former show of its name, as well as 
the Williams & Walker and Cole & 
Johnson organizations. 

It is said that there may be a cir- 
cuit of colored theatres started. Five 
or six large cities are mentioned as 
spokes, with stock companies to in- 
terchange at stated Intervals. Wash- 
ington, with surroundings, has a col- 
ored population of around 100,000. 
Philadelphia, Boston, New York and 
Chicago are mentioned as other negro 
centers, where a theatre for colored 
people only is possible. 



SAYS KEITH WILL BOOK. 

Cincinnati, Sept. 8. 

While E. F. Albee was in town last 
week, attending the reorganization of 
the Anderson-Ziegler Co., he gave out 
an announcement containing a state- 
ment, Important to the general run- 
ning of vaudeville. It escaped notice, 
probably through being technical, not 
any of the daily papers printing it. 

The statement was that after pres- 
ent contracts made for the three An- 
derson-Ziegler houses (Columbia, Cin- 
cinnati; Mary Anderson, Louisville; 
Grand Opera House, Indianapolis) 
had been fulfilled, these houses would 
be supplied through the United Book- 
ing Offices of New York, and that none 
but "Keith acts" would be used. 

The United and Orpheum booking 
offices are supposed to be allied. It 
has been reported that the contract 
held by the Orpheum Circuit to secure 
the acts for the trio of theatres had 
another year to run. 

At the reorganization meeting, H. 
K. Schohkley was appointed manager 
and district manager of the three the- 
atres. All reports will be sent to him. 
Schockley's headquarters will be at 
the Columbia, this city. 

B. F. Keith was elected president 
of the new corporation. Geo. B. Cox 
is vice-president, F. R. Williams, sec- 
retary and treasurer, and they, with 
Walter B. White, E. R. Donovan and 
Jos. L. Rhinock compose the board of 
directors. 

Each of the former Anderson & 
Ziegler houses is to have the name of 
"Keith" prefixed to its present title. 



BILL RICE IS MARRIED. 

Chicago, Sept. 8. 
Bill Rice is married ; that'll bo news 
to plenty of folks. In Winnipeg last 
week he closed a deal to supply some 
attractions for a carnival to bo held 
this week in Rochester, Pa. He has 
been traveling all summer with the 
Parker Carnival Co., and so has Tillie 
Rudloff, a girl whom he so hated to 
leave behind that he just couldn't. 
They were married and their honey- 
moon is officially under way. Bill's 
fame extends from Ochmulgee, In- 
dian Territory, to the Friar's Monas- 
try, in New York, and far and near 
he is acclaimed the world's greatest 
parachute leaper, a distinction gained 
during his one and only flight and 
descent. 



STOCK FIRST AT PLAZA. 

The contract was signed Tuesday 
for Vail & Kraus to place a stock 
company at the Plaza, New York, for 
four weeks, commencing Sept. 19. It 
is possible that William Morris, who 
has the Plaza, may consent to a con- 
tinuation of the stock season, if busi- 
ness warrants. Otherwise, the Mor- 
ris Circuit will again make the Plaza 
one of its circuit, with vaudeville. 

Ted D. Marks has accepted the 
managerial post for the house. Sun- 
day concerts will be given from the 
opening. Mr. Marks has chosen the 
Plaza in preference to the same posi- 
tion at the American, Chicago. 



LEARNING ENGLISH ON THE SIDE. 

There sailed from Paris this week, 
bound for New York, Hedwig Rich- 
ard, who appeared in the German play 
of "Alma, Where do You Live?" in 
New York last season. 

Frauleln Richard left for Paris for 
vocal education. She returns, fol- 
lowing an arrangement between her 
personal representative over here, and 
Albee, Weber & Evans. That ar- 
rangement is for the actress to appear 
in vaudeville as a singing soloist, while 
she is mastering English to the point 
which will permit of her assuming a 
speaking role in a play. The latter 
is Miss Richard's ambition; all the 
rest is incidental. 

The agency firm has secured vaude- 
ville time for the young woman. Her 
first variety appearance will probably 
occur in the near future in New York. 



"ROME" FALLS DOWN. 

Chicago, Sept. 8. 

"The Fall of Rome" with Aubrey 
Bouccicault leading, is no more on 
the Kohl & Castle time around here. 
The sketch, first presented at the Ma- 
jestic last week, was due in Milwaukee 
Monday. 

According to the story, the fumes 
of "Burning Rome," Caesar's brutality 
and Nero's fiddling worked on every- 
one's nerves, including Aubrey's, so 
the engagements were called off. 



ADVANCE SALE BIG. 

St. Louis, Sept. 8. 

The advance sale of seats for open- 
ing night and inaugural week at the 
Princess, the new Morris house, which 
opens next Monday, started with a 
rush this week. Mail orders nearly 
took the entire orchestra floor. 

The opening bill will be "The Barn- 
yard Romeo," Zay Holland, Cartmell 
and Harris; Sydney Grant and Maria 
Lo's "Dresden China Models." 



"BY RIGHT OF SWORD." 

Vaudeville has a small size a* dram- 
atic in the prospective. Ralph Stuart, 
who starred in "By Right of Sword" 
in the legitimate, has taken in the 
varieties for a smaller version of the 
same play. 

M. S. Bentham, the agent, has en- 
gaged that Mr. Stuart shall first ap- 
pear in the playlet Sept. 19 at Union 
Hill, N. J. 



RIVO 

QUICK-CHANGE ARTI8T. 
(Absolutely no ipeed limit) 



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REVIVING "BARON RUDOLPH." 

"Baron Rudolph," written over 
twenty-five years ago by David Be- 
lasco, and played by Geo. S. Knight 
during his last days, following 
Knight's great success in "Over the 
Garden Wall," is to be revived by (Jus 
Hill. 

Mr. Hill is preparing for the re- 
vival, and says that when "Baron Ru- 
dolph" Is presented on Broadway as 
in the original manuscript, there will 
be much surprise expressed at the 
similarity of many of the scenes, also 
dialog to later day bitf sucee.-ses. 

.Maude Oclell (ili*> third of that, 
name around) is to appear in a sketch 
called "The St ni^le," presented by 
the Dan Casey Co. To make good the 
title, Miss O.I. lie will ' try out" on the 
"small time " 






VARIETY 






WINDYTOWN'S SHOW CHANGES. 

Chicago, Sept. 7. 

Last Sunday brought "The Girl and 
the Drummer/' a musical version of 
BroadhurBts old farce, "What Hap- 
pened to Jones," to the Grand Opera 
House. Herbert Corthell has the 
"featured" role announced originally 
for Charley Grapewin. Names fa- 
miliar in vaudeville and musical com- 
edy are Vera Michelena, Belle Gold, 
J. Bernard Dyllyn and Phil H. Ryley. 

Monday night brought "The Follies 
of 1910" to the Colonial. For "The 
Girl of My Dreams," at the Illinois, 
and "The Midnight Sons," at the Lyric 
and 'The Old Town," at the Stude- 
baker, this is the last week. The 
Hyams and Mclntyre show will be suc- 
ceeded Monday by "The Dollar Prin- 
cess/' at the Illinois. Next Tuesday 
Elsie Janls opens in "The Slim Prin- 
cess" at the Studebaker. r 

To make way for Al. Fields and 
Dave Lewis, in "We Won't Go Home 
Until Morning," due at the Princess 
next Monday, a move to the Garrick 
will be made by "The Wife Tamers," 
where Otis Harlan and "Baby Mine" 
will close an all-summer stay in Chi- 
cago uext Saturday night. In mov- 
ing to the Garrick from the Princess 
the Henry W. Savage production is 
following the lead of "Baby Mine," 
which took the same route a month 
ago. 

Richard Carle, in "Jumping Jupi- 
ter" continues at the Cort, the last 
of the summer shows to remain on 
Uow. "My Cinderella Girl/' is re- 
stored to the Whitney for this week 
only, to open the way for "Alma Wo 
Wohnst Du?" starting next Monday. 
This German farce was seen in the 
original at the Chicago Opera House 
last spring. When Will J. Davis 
wanted to introduce an English trans- 
lation at the Illinois for the summer, 
the Chief of Police said: "Naughty!" 

"The Midnight Sons/' at the Lyric 
has not impressed the public so much 
as it impressed the Shuberts who sent 
it- here for three months and tako it 
away at the end of its sixth week. 
Nazlmova, in "The Fairy Tale/' suc- 
ceeds the musical spectacle next Mon- 
day. 



"SUNDAYS" AT COLUMBIA. 

Feiber ft Shea brought their "Sun- 
day Circuit" up to two early this week 
by taking the management of the Co- 
lumbia for vaudeville on that day of 
each week during this season. 

The Arm has the Grand Opera 
House under a similar arrangement, 
and will book the Sunday shows for 
each from their Bijou Circuit Co. 
offices. 

Other Sunday shows contracted for 
are at the Lee Ave. and Bijou, Brook- 
lyn. The bookings will be made 
by Ed. Kealey from the Joe Wood 
offices, unless it is decided to place 
the Fox Sunday bookings again 
with the United Offices. A couple of 
weeks ago the United "pulled out" the 
show at Fox's Academy of Music, New 
York. Thursday of this week it was 
about settled that the booking should 
return, Percy G. Williams having ex- 
pressed a willingness to that effect. 

TheLoew Circuit will place the vau- 
deville bills at the Broadway, Brook- 
lyn, each Sunday commencing Sept. 11. 



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Vol. XX. September 10. 



No. 1 



Mary Norman, the society enter- 
tainer, has been placed by Albee, 
Evans & Weber for the United time, 
opening at Chase's, Washington, Sept. 
19. 



Thomas A. Hogan, a young man 
formerly employed at the American 
theatre, appeared in the Adelaide 
Keim sketch, "Miss Bright, Decora- 
tor," last Monday at the Julian, Chi- 
cago. 



W. Powers, whose elephants are at 
present disporting at the Hippodrome, 
New York, claims to have the smallest 
elephant showing. The animal was 
born Aug. 2, and is now only 38 inches 
high. 



Ray Meyers is attending to the 
routings an the Orpheum Circuit 
books, while Frank Vincent, the Or- 
pheum's booking manager, is spending 
a vacation of two weeks at Lake Pla- 
cid, N. Y. 



Kd. F. Reynard starts his eastern 
season at the Fifth Avenue next week, 
opening at Hammerstein's the follow- 
ing Monday. Mr. Reynard has been 
booked nearly for the entire season 
through Jack Levy. 



Clayton White and Marie Stuart 
will reappear in vaudeville next week 
at the Fifth Avenue, again playing 
"Cherle." Rose Patinoff, the young 
girl swimmer from Boston, will also 
be on the program. 



•lack Lewis broke in a new man in 
his act at White Plains last week. 
This is the fourth partner that Lewis 
has had to work under the name of 
Wynne, none ever having been behind 
the footlights before. 



Isabel Crawford, at one time with 
"The Blonde Typewriters" and pre- 
viously a member of the Harlem Opera 
House Stock Company, Joined Sam J. 
Curtis and Co. in their "School Room" 
act at Cincinnati this week. 



Neil McKlnley, the singer of coon 
songs is back in town after a tour 
of the S-C Circuit, having closed ra- 
ther unexpectedly in Denver. The 
high altitude of the Colorado city 
proved too much for Mac. 



Ethel Levey, at present vacationing 
In Belgium, will play in London the 
month of October. Miss Levey has in- 
formed her agent, M. S. Bentham, that 
she has not been married, and wishes 
to deny all reports to that effect. 



James A. Donnelly has placed to- 
gether an act made up of bits from 
the old operas and comedies that will 
require one hour to play. The idea 
was "tried out" for the smaller time 
at the Victoria, Chicago, last week. 



Hedwlg Richard, the original Al- 
ma, In "Alma Wo Wohnst Du," re- 
turned this week from Europe. Upon 
her arrival she will plunge directly 
into vaudeville as a "single," under 
the direction of Albee, Weber & 
Evans. 

The regular season, opening Labor 
Day, had to contend with one of the 
warmest of the summer for the start. 
The weather affected business at all 
the New York theatres. The matinees 
were more largely attended than the 
night shows. 



Kendis and Paley, with "Shapiro" 
for the past two years, severed the 
connection Sept. 1, when their con- 
tract expired. The writers have an- 
nounced no plans for the future and 
may content themselves with remain- 
ing free lances. 



Sam Kenny, a nice young man, 
formerly engaged in the United Book- 
ing Offices, is now with B. A. Rolfe. 
Mr. Kenny joined the staff of the pro- 
ducer a couple of weeks ago. Since 
then he has not been a frequent visi- 
tor in the United suite. 



The New Walnut St. Theatre at' 

Louisville, Ky., opened last week with 
vaudeville. The new theatre is con- 
trolled by McCarthy, Ward and Gus 
Sun. It is booked through the Gus 
Sun Booking Exchange. Policy three 
shows daily at popular prices. 



Rlgoletta Brothers, foreigners, open 
at the Colonial Monday. They are due 
to arrive in New York today (Satur- 
day) with half a car load of baggage, 
which must be put through the cus- 
toms before they can appear in the 
diversified turn offered by them. 



"Handcuffed," by Victor H. Smalley, 
will be played with a cast having Mona 
Ryan, James O'Neill and Arthur 
Sweeney. The Dan Casey Co. will 
produce the piece. If anything hap- 
pens to it, a Shamrock Quartet may 
be made up of the people concerned. 



Sophie Leytntan has succeeded 
"Josh" Daly as the head of the book- 
ing department of "small time" and 
clubs in the William Morris office. 
Miss Levlntan was Mr. Daly's sten- 
ographer until his retirement from the 
office. 



Brenon and Downing, who have 
been playing in stock over the sum- 
mer at the Majestic, Johnstown, Pa., 
sail for Europe, Oct. 2, returning in 
time to take up an Orpheum Circuit 
contract, secured through the Casey 
Agency, and commencing Nov. 20. 



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'The Importance of Being Earnest," 

billed to play at Shubert's Comedy 
next Monday night, under the manage- 
ment of William A. Brady, was re- 
ported Thursday to have been called 
off, through a remonstrance entered 
by Charles Frohman, who claims the 
American rights to the piece. "Diplo- 
macy" will be seen at the house in- 
stead, it was said. 



Wish Wynne, the English singing 
comedienne, makes her New York de- 
but at the American, Sept 18. Tom 
Terris and Co. in "Scrouge," open at 
the same house Sept. 26. They are 
also from London. Another English- 
man, John Lawson, with his company 
in "The Monkey's Paw," will play the 
Morris house in October. Lawson has 
a sketch which started talk both ways 
in England. 



Small agents of late seem to have 
acquired a habit of submitting long 
lists of acts to managers, claiming 
that the turns have authorized the 
representation. There have been sev- 
eral complaints on this score. The 
agents who do this should stop it, for 
their own good, otherwise they will 
lose the confidence of both acts and 
managers. 



Eddie Clark is one of our very 
busiest little actor-author-stage man- 
agers these hot days. The other af- 
ternoon while rushing up Broadway to 
a rehearsal he stopped long enough to 
let folks know he had just finished 
readapting "The Pet of the Petticoats" 
for AI. H. Woods. The original 
adaptation from the French was made 
by Stanislaus Stange. This has been 
revised by Clark. In addition to his 
writing, Clark is at present rehears- 
ing the Werba-Lederer production or 
"Deacon Flood," in which Harry Kelly 
is to star. 



Billy IS. Vun heard a new one Mon- 
day evening at Hammerstein's. Stand- 
ing just within the entrance, the young 
man who is handing out the lucky 
string beans for Dr. Perin, said to 
Van as the Carbrey Brothers were 
about, to appear, "You had better wait 
for this and see the 'Century Da/nce.* " 
"The what dance?" asked Mr. Van. 
" 'Century' and it's good," replied the 
bean giver. Van thought ne should 
catch this new one. When the boys 
returned for their eccentric "loose 
finish," the bean vender remarked, 
"That's it." "Why, that's an ec- 
centric dance," said Van. "Well, 



there aint no difference anyway," an- 
swered the youth, as he shooed an- 
other lucky bean on a dollar-and-a- 
half visitor. 



Jules Ruby in print again: Last 
Sunday M. S. Bentham sailed his ocean 
going yacht (close to the shore) as far 
as Brighton Beach. With him was 
Mark Luescher. During the trip, the 
Jap cook tried to tell Commodore 
Bentham the kind of a sailor he (the 
cook) thought he (Commodore Bent- 
ham) was. So the cook lost his job. 
He left the good ship, Bentham and 
Luescher, at Brighton. The Commo- 
dore and his Chief of Staff (Luescher) 
were short a hand for the return sail. 
They walked toward the Brighton Ho- 
tel, and who did they see but Jules 
Ruby! Did Ruby want a ride home? 
Did he!! It was the next thing to 
having Freddie Proctor smile at him. 
Luescher and Bentham asked Jules if 
he could cook. Ruby said yes. On 
the way back, Bentham called for 
some "ham and" and Mr. Luescher 
chose a small steak with onions. Ruby 
did a flop that made an echo. When 
rebuked for his misstatement, Jules 
said he thought Mr. Bentham meant 
could he "cook up something." Said 
Mr. Ruby, "You know, Benny, how 
many things I've cooked up." Jules 
laughed so heartily he failed to notice 
that Bentham's Captain tied a rope to 
his coat tails. They dragged him 
through the water for four minutes, 
then sailed in close, and left Jules to 
dry out on the beach. 



Joe Keaton and his gun arrived in 
New York Sunday. Mr. Keaton and 
his family opened Monday at Ham- 
merstein's, while the gun occupied 
all the spare space In the store room 
Joe says he secured the gun in Mus- 
kegon, after asking for It often dur- 
ing the past seven years. Mr. Keaton 
is proving himself a monologlst of no 
mean order In telling all about it. .The 
gun, which looks like a small tor- 
pedo boat, is about six feet long. As 
Joe trundled it up Broadway Sunday 
afternoon, muttering (aloud) "He had 
better pay me that dime or I'll blow 
his head off," a crowd of two or three 
hundred followed, to watch the blow- 
off. Sunday evening on the Ham- 
merstein Roof, when Mr. Keaton was 
not convincing people of his gun tale, 
he was enacting a melodrama, based 
upon Harry Breen's famous story-In- 
terruption of his song. Mr. Breen, 
while singing, stops long enough to 
say, "Don't ask me to sit down at 
the table, mother, I won't sit thar with 
that city chap. Why? Because he 
ain't done right by our Nell." In 
Harry Mock's private office (bar at- 
tached) Mr. Keaton dramatized the 
hard luck message. Joe was Hank, 
the hero. Geo. Belts was mother, 
and Fred Waldo, father. Doc Stelner 
was appointed Mark, the city chap. 
Following the final line, "Mother" 
must say, "Well, then, who is going 
to pay for this drama?" Mark, the city 
chap, is supposed to square- himself 
of the grave eharge that he "aint 
done right" by replying, "j will." 
Three times Mr. K'eimr missed his 
cue. Then Joe sent for the six-foot 
torpedo destroyer, and the liquor 
flowed. 



8 



VARIETY 



DEWEY THEATRE MAY RETURN 

TO WESTERN BURLESQUE WHEEL 

William Fox Negotiating and Willing. Fox Put Out Through 
Disappointment, Brought About By Eastern. 



That there Is every possibility of 
a renewal of the burlesque war on 
14th street, between the Eastern and 
Western Wheels, is almost a certain- 
ty. William Fox, the manager of 
both the Dewey and the Gotham the- 
atres in Manhattan, both at present 
playing small time vaudeville, is very 
likely to return the Dewey to the 
Western Wheel, of which it was origi- 
nally a spoke, to be operated in op- 
position to the Olympic on 14th street. 

The reason for Fox's stand in favor 
of the Western Wheel is because of 
the fact that one of the associates in 
the Eastern Wheel caused an act to be 
taken out of the show at the Academy 
of Music last Sunday, with similar 
incidents occurring before. 

Fox through his booking agents had 
signed Wilbur and Connors, who are 
with the "Rentz-Santley" show on the 
Eastern Wheel th's season to appear 
at the Academy of Music for two per- 
formances last Sunday. When Dave 
Kraus, who manages the Olympic, 
heard that a burlesque act of the 
Eastern Wheel was to play a house in 
direct opposition to his Sunday show, 
and that the act was with a show that 
would later be seen at his theatre, he 
made a protest to the head of the 
Columbia Amusement Co., and al- 
though Wilbur and Connors were per- 
mitted to attend the morning rehear- 
sal at the Academy, they were in- 
formed early in the afternoon that 
if they played at either of the per- 
formances on Sunday it would mean 
that they could no longer expect to 
work with an Eastern Wheel show. 

When the act sent word to Fox it 
was unable to appear, he ascertained 
the reason and when discovering the 
disappointment was due to the work- 
ings of the Eastern Wheel managers, 
he immediately livened up the pend- 
ing negotiations with the heads of the 
Western Wheel. 

The Gotham played Western Wheel 
burlesque, until taken over by Fox. 
It is not certain that house is in- 
cluded in the deal, very near to a close 
Wednesday. 



CENSOR COMMITTEE START. 

The burlesque people in New York 
this week were very much surprised 
upon learning that L. Lawrence 
Weber, Sam A. Scribner and J. Her- 
bert Mack had started upon their an- 
nual tour of inspection of Eastern 
Burlesque Wheel shows. 

The three men comprise the "Cen- 
sor Committee" of the Columbia 
Amusement Co. It had been an- 
nounced that they would start the 
inspecting tour three weeks after the 
regular season opened, which would 
have been Sept. 19. Under the scheJ. 
ule arranged, the trio will return to 
New York, Sept. 20. The trip started 
at Albany Monday. 

Burlesque managers claim it is 
hardly fair for the Censor Committee 
to officially view the shows so early, 



especially those that will be met with 
in the first week of the trip. All 
managers know inwardly, if not for 
publication, whether their show is 
good, ordinary or bad, and each re- 
quires a little time to "fix up" when 
the production is faulty. That could 
be done in most cases, say managers, 
within the limited three weeks, but 
within two weeks from the opening 
Wheel date, many shows may be 
caught unprepared for inspection. 

It was said of a Western Wheel 
show which opened recently on a Mon- 
day t>>at it was draggy, long and te- 
dious at the first performance. The 
managers requested everyone they met 
and knew, to keep away from the per- 
formance until Thursday of that week. 
Thursday a show was given accord- 
ing to report that will rank with any- 
thing this season on the two wheels. 
This Instance was mentioned by an 
Eastern manager as proof of what may 
be done in a short time, with the Cen- 
sor Committee yet to appear. 

All the shows on the Eastern Wheel 
will be inspected by Messrs. Weber, 
Scribner and Mack, while on the road, 
excepting "The Serenader," "Jersey 
Lilies," "Jardin de Paris" and "Big 
Banner Show," which were "caught" 
by the committee in New York. 

A couple of other Eastern shows 
seen in the greater city, which were 
under the mark, will have a further 
opportunity, before officially decided 
upon. 



WARDROBE LOST. 

Chicago, Sept. 8. 

The wardrobe for Nellie Florede Is 
due in Chicago to-day. It has been 
lost since the season opened. The 
costumes were made in Orange, N. J., 
and shipped to the "Columbia Bur- 
lesquers" by the firm. Miss Florede 
is leading woman of the Eastern 
Wheel show. The first shipment was 
returned, the company having left the 
town, and when the goods were re- 
ceived back in Orange, the dressmak- 
ing concern complacently awaited a 
call from Jacobs & Jermon, the show's 
managers. 

Miss Florede opened the season and 
traveled with the company, without 
her clothes, being obliged to adopt a 
makeshift dressing scheme for per- 
formances. Monday when the dresses 
did not arrive, John Jermon wired his 
partner, H. C. Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs 
chewed the end off a telephone re- 
ceiver In his impatience at the delay 
of the Orange people. 

There are several dresses in the bun- 
dle which Miss Florede is to claim as 
her own. 

An Eastern Wheel manager, speak- 
ing of the money spent for clothes on 
his Wheel this season, mentioned Ja- 
cobs & Jermon as among the most 
extravagant. He said that on the 
desk in the firm's office, he had seen 
dressmaking bills amounting to nearly 
$10,000 for the costuming of Jacob 
& Jermon's three shows. 

He calculated the investment, 
for scenery, properties and other 
things, including advances, also cos- 
tumes, amounted to $25,000 for the 
trio of productions before the sea- 
Bon opened. 



Steve Bartell sailed from England 
on the Majestic Aug. 31. He is due to 
open at the American a week later. 



Alexander Fischer says he has con- 
tracted to have Maria Rocka and Co. 
open on the United time next Febru- 
ary. Maria is the understander in a 
strong act. 



THE TINY COMEDIENNE AND THE DIG QUARTETTE. 

AMY BUTLER. 




THE LEAVITT8 HOT. 

Unless Charles M. Pope, who ac- 
quired an interest in the ownership 
of the ''Rentz-Santley" vburtesque 
show last week by a cash transaction 
with Jack Mason, turns over a share 
of the receipts of the week's engage- 
ment at the Columbia to the other 
partners, Abe and M. B. Leavitt, the 
latter, acting in behalf of his brother 
and himself will take legal procedure, 
it is said. 

According to the Leavitts, Mason 
disposed of his share without consult- 
ing them, contrary to agreement, and 
therefore the Leavitts refuse in any 
form to recognize the new partner or 
the newly formed Mason Theatrical 
Co., recently incorporated with 
Charles M. Pope as one of the main 
cogs. 

Mason produced the show, and re- 
ceived an interest. On the surface 
everything went well until the show 
reached New York. At Beechhurst, 
Whitestone, N. Y., where the ocean 
breezes sweep with full force across 
"Mike" Leavitt's doorstep, that silent 
member of the Rentz-Santley firm, is 
busily engaged in writing the story 
of his life, but manages to keep close 
tab on the movements of the show. 
He learned that a new phase of the 
case had bobbed up without his voice 
in the matter. Hastily donning his 
coat and pigeon-holing his book data 
for the time, visited the Columbia 
theatre quietly last Saturday evening 
and acquainted himself with all the 
facts. "Mike," who was in managerial 
harness for fifty years, made "Rome 
howl" and demanded that Pope, who 
lias the box-office accounts, turned 
over to him by Mason, make a settle- 
ment with him and his brother as per 
a previous arrangement with Mason. 
Pope promised to square things later 
and was given several days of grace. 
The show went on to Philadelphia, 
where it was followed by Pope, who 
said he would hold an important con- 
ference with Mason regarding the pro- 
posed attitude of the Leavitts in the 
matter. It is also understood that 
Mason also disposed of a part of his 
holdings to Bobby Matthews. 

Abe Leavitt holds the show fran 
chise from the Columbia Amusement 
Co. "Mike" Leavitt owns the title of 
"Rentz-Santley." On account of the 
Invalid condition of Abe, his affairs 
are being looked after by his brother, 
who shows wonderful activity in the 
show business and legal points there- 
unto appertaining, notwithstanding 
that ho has retired to a remote corner 
on Long Island to tell the world what 
he did and experienced in the days 
gone by. 

John Early, who started out as man- 
ager of the "Rentz-Santley" show and 
devoted all his time to its welfare, was 
deposed from his official position by 
Mason last Saturday night, without no- 
tice, receiving two weeks' salary in ad- 
vapce. 

The Columbia Amusement Co. will 
likely let the Leavitts and Jack Ma- 
son fight it out between themselves, 
which is precisely what "Mike" Lea- 
vitt desires, as he has no inclination 
to Involve the company in any way 
with the "Rentz-Santley" partnership. 



Keith's Philadelphia, next week (Sept. 12). 
Then begins her Orpheum Tour, ending in June. 
Sole Direction of PAT CASEY and WILLIAM L. LYKENS. 



Bertina and La Guite, wire act, 
have dissolved partnership. 



VARIETY 



ENJOINED FRANK BUSH. 

Chicago, Sept. 8. 
The services for the next ten weeks 
which Frank Bush shall render have 
become a subject of legal complications 
through the fact that Bush came west 
to play the American Music Hall, with 
an understanding that the local Mor- 
ris office should place him for that 
many consecutive weeks. 

Arriving here and asking for a 
route during the early part of last 
week, Bush and J. C. Matthews, who 
represents Morris here, had an im- 
mediate disagreement. 

Bush straightway hired himself to 
Walter Keefe's office, signed up for the 
Keefe and Churchill time, and then 
declared that Matthews intended to 
hold him to his original agreement. 

With two sets of contracts in sight 
the dispute was turned over to the 
local White Rats representation, but 
Will Cooke and Abner AH, the jury, 
declined to take any positive action. 

Labor day Bush opened at The Cry- 
stal, Milwaukee, booked by Keefe. 
Owing to the holiday the Morris peo- 
ple could not secure an injunction, but 
Tuesday morning, Bush was served 
with the papers. He was unable to 
appear for the remainder of the half 
week for which he was booked. 



COMEDIANS CHANGE MANAGERS. 

Lee Harrison and Barney Bernard 
are going to bid good-bye to the va- 
rieties next week, and Join "Up and 
Down Broadway" under the manage- 
ment of the Shuberts. 

This move is a rather unexpected 
one. All of those along the Main 
street thought that it was an as- 
sured fact the two comedians would 
be fovnd in the cast of the forth- 
coming Genee production. 

Florenz Ziegfeld, who Is one of the 
associate owners of the show with 
Klaw & Erlanger, came to Harrison 
and Bernard just after they had closed 
with the Shuberts and invited both to 
the reading of the parts for the 
dancer's show. Even he was very 
much surprised when told that they 
were already contracted for for this 
season. The couple go into the show 
at the Casino within the next two 
weeks. 

There is a little speculation whether 
Mr. Harrison will remove his read- 
able "Who's Who" column along with 
the change in management. 




TAKES BACK AGENT. 

Some time ago Variety printed a 
Story regarding an agent and the 
United Booking Offices. The story told 
of the frostiness between the agent 
and the agency, with the chances that 
the commission man would be de- 
clared on the outside of the United's 
breastworks. All of which duly came 
to pass. 

But the days slipped by, and the 
acts formerly backed by the agent 
continued along in the same old way. 
They still worked, and the agent did 
not worry. Finally the managers of 
the United became aware that whereas 
before the ban was placed, the agency 
"split" the agent's commission, of 
later days there had been no commis- 
sion on acts formerly booked by the 
agent who received his "full five just 
the same." 

The United managers looked into 
that. "Two and a half" isn't to be 
sneezed at, and they don't let any- 
thing get away on the "sixth floor." 

While the acts paid the agent com- 
ni lesion direct, there was nothing to 
divide. The United has now fixed 
that. The agent has been brought 
back to the fold, he will book his acts 
through the United, and the latter 
will be once more cheerful when 
"splitting" his commission for him. 



RYLEY SIGNS GRANVILLE. 

Around the New Year Taylor Gran- 
ville is to take to the legitimate 
stage, under the management of Tom 
W. Ryley. Mr. Granville will be the 
star in a new piece, in which he and 
Forrest Halsey are collaborating upon. 
Mr. Halsey wrote "My Man" for 
Frederick Thompson. 

The new Granville play will go over 
the Klaw & Erlanger time. Mr. Ryley 
producing the play with that firm. 
Until the legitimate debut, Mr. Gran- 
ville may play vaudeville in one of 
his former successes or in a new 
sketch he has authored. 

Washington, Sept. 8. 
"The Storm," under the manage- 
ment of Marc Klaw and Tom W. Ryley 
opened here Monday very successfully. 
The comment theatrically over the 
show has been regarding the man- 
agers, it having been generally under- 
stood that Felix Isman was concerned 
in all of the Ryley productions. His 
connection with Mr. Klaw, of Klaw 
& Erlanger, under the circumstances, 
caused the comment. 



MABEL RUSSELL. 

The above is from an enlarged snapshot of 
Mabel Russell (Mrs. Eddie Leonard), taken 
while Mr. and Mrs. Leonard F(V0 ** W>P Jeff- 
i r .le« training camp. 



HAS FIGURE SET. 

Pilan Morin, who gave a "try- 
out" of her new vaudeville <:!'- 
ferlng at the Liberty yesterday after- 
noon before a select assemblage of 
managers, both of (he legitimate and 
vaudeville, is going to offer the act 
for the "big time" at a figure which 
is said to be about $2,000. 

The managers who are behind this 
latest production of Morin's s:iy tli;i t 
its cost has been In excess of Sio.ooo 
and that if the act was played ;ii :i 
price less than that asked it wouM !>•' 
at a loss. 

Up to the present it is not known 
just what offers Miss Morin has had 
for her production 

Frank Tinnoy is appearing at two 
New York bouses this week. 



DEFENSE; ONE COMMISSION ONLY 

In the action of Bostock & Hen- 
nessy against Irene C. Ilowley. brought 
by Phillips & Steiuhardt to recover 
$230, alleged by the firm to be due 
for salary as representatives of the 
actress in the procuring of an engage- 
ment over the Orpheum Circuit 
(among other services performed in 
that capacity) Augustus Dreyer, at- 
torney for Miss Howley, has filed an 
enswer in the action. 

Mr. Dreyer sets up for his client's 
defense that no agreement is in exist- 
ence, either made verbal or in writing, 
of any hiring by Miss Howley of Bos- 
tock & Hennessy as her representa- 
tives; the engagement over the Or- 
pheum Circuit is admitted, and the 
new Agency Law citea as to its pro- 
\ision that only one commission of 
five per cent, shall be charged upon 
an engagement. That percentage, it 
is alleged, has been charged by the 
Orpheum booking department. It is 
further alleged that Bosto?k & Hen- 
r.essy are not licensed theatrical 
agents, and therefore have no legal 
right to make a commission charge. 

The suit is brought in the City Court 
of New York. 



GETTING HACK THE FIVE. 

Chicago, Sept. 8. 

Thieves robbed Paul Ooudron's flat 
while the family was absent last Satur- 
day, taking everything in the line of 
wearing apparel and valuables which 
the brothers Goudron possessed. 

When an invoice was taken Paul 
found it would take $."00 to replace 
the property and he therefore started 
.T. Nash toward Texas to gather in a 
bunch of theatres for the Sullivan- 
Consldine office to book. 

It is known that Nash had reported 
Oklahoma City by Tuesday and Gou- 
dron expects him to bring back con- 
tracts for eight or ten houses in the 
territories and Texas before he finishes 
his scouting tour. 

COltT'S DENVER HOrSES. 

John Cort announced Monday lie 
had secured leases for ten years each 
from Peter McCourt on the Tabor 
Opera House, and Broadway theatre, 
Denver. 

The announcement said the arrange- 
ment gave Mr. Cort control of the 
bookings (through the "Open Door") 
of the "Silver Circuit." Colorado, and 
with the exception of three theatres 
in the far west, all the legitimate 
bouses playing traveling combinations 
in twelve western states. 



'•FRONT" FOR MRS. DILLON. 

Baltimore, Sept. X. 

J. "Popular" Dillon, the manager 
of the Wilson, deserted his house last 
week and ran off to pet married. Mr. 
Dillon's bride Is the young singing 
comedienne, Flo Ellwood, who was 
playing at the Wilson when Dillon 
became acquainted with her. 

The couple are at present in New 
York on their honeymoon. Mrs. Dil- 
lon savs no more stage for her. she is 
going to sit out front now as befits a 
regular manager's wife. 

Arthur Klein, of the P. (J. Williams 
forces, returned from his vacation 
Monday. 



ACT MISSED NOT A THING. 

From Australian newspapers recent- 
ly received in New York, Armstrong 
and Verne (man and woman), an 
Australian act which played over here 
last season, did not miss a thing on 
the American variety stage. 

The foreign newspapers carry ad- 
vertisements of the team, claiming 
they can play for twenty weeks and 
change their act each week. The act, 
from reports, seems to be making 
good on the promise. 

Two of the turns they "lifted" 
while on this side are "The Battle 
of Too Soon" and the "Two Hundred 
Wives," while they are said to have 
"copped" every good act appearing 
with them on any hill. 

An artist who knew the couple, 
and had an idea of their side line 
while playing in America, says that 
Miss Armstrong, during every show, 
secreted herself in any part of the 
house, back-stage, from the wings to 
the flies, and with a note book in hand, 
managed to secure an act as nearly 
verbatim as possible, but always suf- 
ficient for their purpose. 

It is supposed that the Australians 
have taken back to their country at 
least fifty American turns, accepted 
successes over here. While Arm- 
strong and Verne may not expect to 
return to America for some time, the 
extensive "copying" has tended to in- 
crease their salary and importance 
across the Pacific, although their muti- 
lation of these acts will kill all chances 
of the originators for them for Aus- 
tralia. 

In Australia there is a society of 
artists called the Australian Vaude- 
ville Association. While not numer- 
ically strong, it will probably be called 
upon to give the "copying act" a lit- 
tle attention, on behalf of the suf- 
ferers. 



A "LOCAL" AT DETROIT. 

Detroit, Sept. 8. 
Local, No. 21, of the Actors 1 In- 
ternational Union has been formed In 
this city. It opened with a mem- 
bership of 7 5. 

The lodge was started through the 
efforts of Max Corrlgan, a young and 
energetic actor. Arthur Nixon is 
secretary. 



CHANGES IN MONEY SHOW. 

Philadelphia, Sept. 3. 

A week from Saturday Juliet will 
retire from "$3,000,000," which open- 
ed over here last week. Other changes 
will be made in the cast, it is said. 

Selections are now being made to 
replace the coming absentees. 

Ad. Newberger, manager for Juliet, 
says the young woman is about to en- 
gage with another production. 



ONCE WEEKLY IN HEADING. 

Reading, Pa., Sept. 8. 
The Academy, the only legitimate 
theatre in Reading, Pa., will play bur- 
lesque once a week hereafter. "The 
Jardin do Paris (Jirls" played t hv« 
house as the first burlesque attraction 
and did very well. 

Reading was a three-day stand on 
the Eastern Wheel the < arly part of 
last season and the season before. 






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VARIETY 



ACT FAMINE IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Sept. 7. 

With the rush of opening houses 
Labor Day every agency in Chicago 
save William Morris found an act 
shortage which proved decidedly em- 
barrassing. Emergency calls were 
sent out in all directions and the in- 
coming wails from managers for acts 
to supply vacancies made Labor Day 
no misnomer hereabouts. 

Agents who were asked for an opin- 
ion held various views. The "Inde- 
pendent" agents are finding them- 
selves embarrassed because the Asso- 
ciation seems disinclined to give 
routes to acts which play Chicago the- 
atres booked outside of the Majestic 
Building. Another and probably po- 
tent reason for the shortage is that 
local agents have been "stalling" acts 
without issuing contracts or routing 
for any very great length of time. Cer- 
tain it Is there is a shortage of acts 
and with between 75 and 100 small- 
time houses drawing a supply of from 
two to five acts weekly from the local 
market, conditions are not likely to 
improve very suddenly. 

A scarcity of acts has been com- 
plained against by New York agents 
also for the past couple of weeks. 

The shortage has brought about a 
stiffening of prices, which has the 
managers bewailing the times. 



RACINE LOOMS UP. 

Chicago, Sept. 8. 
It is understood that Thos. Saxe, 
a Milwaukee capitalist, has taken over 
the theatre proposition which K. & E. 
started in Racine and will put the new 
house through, to play vaudeville. 

The W. V. M. A. is also eying that 
town for a house to oppose Campbell 
and Danforth. The last mentioned 
firm has come upon trouble in Marion- 
ette, Wis., where Dan J. Madigan, who 
built the Bijou which they have man- 
aged, has declared the lease forfeited 
and will run the shop himself. 

This leaves the C. & D. firm a house 
in Green Bay and Racine, and they 
are running along for the time being 
at Appleton, principally because, it is 
said, nobody else wants the house. 



TAKES ON THREE. 

The Bijou, Fall River, is now 
booked through the Loew Circuit. It 
opposes the Savoy in that city, a M. 
R.' Sheedy house. 

Up the state the Loew agency is 
placing some of the acts for the Hip, 
Oswego, and Foster's, Fulton, a couple 
of "Gilmore houses." The Oswego 
agent (Gilmore) books in some of 
the acts. Both houses together do 
not use many. 



LEASES STAR UNTIL 1918. 

The Star theatre at Lexington ave- 
nue and 106th street has been taken 
under lease by William Fox until 
1918. Mr. Fox held a lease on the 
theatre until 1913. Monday he ex- 
ercised an option of Ave years longer. 



BOOKS ACT FOR OVER A TEAR. 

Chicago, Sept. 8. 

Indications that the Western Vaud- 
eville Association goes in for long 
routes when an advantageous or mu- 
tually agreeable arrangement can be 
made with an act, came to light last 
week in the booking of one turn for 
fifty-two and a half weeks, consecu- 
tive, and with only one half-week lay- 
off in the playing. 

Somebody has figured out 180 
weeks, without repeats, within the 
booking of Chicago agents outside of 
the Association (not including the full 
S-C or Pantages time, partially 
booked here) and as Manager Bray as- 
serts that the long route above re- 
ferred to does not anywhere near en- 
compass the full Association routings, 
it must be admitted that Chicago is a 
pretty important center for vaude- 
ville. 



MORE SMALL TIME WEST. 

Chicago, Sept. 8. 

For the past few weeks Manager 
Chas. E. Bray, of the W. V. M. A., has 
been negotiating with capitalists and 
real estate owners in Oshkosh, Fond 
du Lac, Eau Claire, Janesville and El- 
gin, towns where the Association is 
not represented, with a view to build- 
ing vaudeville theatres. 

It Is a significant fact that in two 
of the towns, Oshkosh and Fond du 
Lac, the Jones & O'Brien theatres, 
which Walter Keefe took with him 
when he left the Association, are lo- 
cated. These are said to be the only 
houses which have not come back to 
the W. V. A. Bray has made several 
trips to the various towns, and it is 
authoritatively learned that he has 
strong hopes of putting through the 
deals contemplated. 



LAWRENCE, LIVELY TOWN. 

Lawrence, Mass., Sept. 8. 
This village 1b growing lively. It 
has vaudeville in three places. The 
best is given at the Colonial, but M. 
R. Sheedy, of New York, is going to 
ship some acts to the Nickel, while Joe 
Wood, of the same place, will supply 
the Victoria. 

The Sheedy office has taken on the 
Academy, Lowell, Mass., also for book- 
ings. 

The Wood office now has the New 
City, Watertown, N. Y. 



MARIK) FOR HIMSELF. 

Boston, Sept. 8. 

Fred Mardo, the local representative 
for William Morris in the branch 
agency here, leaves Sept. 17 to start 
in the booking business for himself. 

Mr. Mardo's successor has not yet 
been appointed. 



The Zanzigs have been placed for 
London. They open In the Syndicate 
Halls there next May. 



THE MORRIS OPENINGS. 

At the Morris office this week, it 
was stated that the American, St. 
Louis, will open Sept. 12, to be fol- 
lowed by the American, New Orleans, 
and Orpheum, Cincinnati, Sept. 25. 

No dates for the premises of the 
two new Loew Circuit houses in Har- 
lem and the Bronx have been set. 
Bookings for these are expected to be 
made by the Morris agency. 



"SMALL TIME" PRODUCTIONS. 

Roland West assumed charge Mon- 
day . of the new Producing Depart- 
ment established in the Loew Circuit 
offices. The department will repro- 
duce tested vaudeville playlets most- 
ly, for the Loew chain of "small tim- 
ers." Contracts of forty weeks for 
royalty and to the casts have been 
issued. 

Among the productions decided 
upon by Mr. West are Bert Leslie's 
"Hogan in Society" with Geo. Roland 
in the leading role, Emmett Corrl- 
gan's "A Card Party," and "Jockey 
Jones" (with real horses). Mr. Ro- 
land was the principal member of the 
Sydney Deane Co. which played 
"Christmas Eve on Blackwell Island" 
so long in vaudeville. 

Selections will also be made from 
manuscripts submitted, and other pro- 
ducers' ideas entertained. The Loew 
Circuit's productions may be sold to 
other "small time" managers, after 
completing the original time, if there 
should be a demand. 



A WISE SOWERGUY. 

In one of the local "small timers" is 
a wise Adam Sowerguy in the form of 
the theatre's resident manager. A 
sketch appeared at the house to "try 
out" for three days. Following the 
second performance, the star of the 
playlet appealed to the manager in 
person for a release, claiming in a 
hoarse voice his throat must have 
immediate attention. 

The manager tested him in several 
ways, but could not make the actor 
forget the hoarseness. The manager 
said it was impossible to lose the feat- 
ure of the show, and that he would 
accompany the actor to a throat spe- 
cialist, charging the bill to the house. 

The specialist informed them both 
he could see no inflammation and knew 
of no reason why the actor should not 
speak normally. The actor pointed to 
his chest, and huskily said there was 
a pain in there. The surgeon inserted 
a probe to find out. On the second 
trial, the actor told the specialist it 
had fixed him up all right, and re- 
turned to work. 

Afterwards the actor told his agent 
he had been heroic enough in stand- 
ing for that probe the first time. 



HINTS FOR MANAGERS. 

Mark A. Luescher, General Press 
Representative of the Orpheum Cir- 
cuit, has mailed an interesting letter 
of instructions and advice to the local 
managers on the chain. 

Among the many valuable sugges- 
tions and hints for the improvement 
of billing matter, etc., to uplift the 
dignity of vaudeville, Mr. Luescher ad- 
vances the following as a more appro- 
priate style of matter for modern 
times: 
Callahan and St. George 

A few years ago, James Calla- 
han and Jenny St. George, left 
America to produce their well- 
known Irish sketches abroad. 
Their success there was so extra- 
ordinary that they remained in 
Great Britain two solid years. 
They are back and will present a 
classic called "The Old Neighbor- 
hood." 
The letter mentions that "Orpheum 
Vaudeville" should remain aloof from 
the style of advertising or billing of 
the cheaper vaudeville and picture 
houses. 

The suggestions strongly advise the 
use of cuts of artists whenever possi- 
ble in all display reading, and also 
says that especial attention should be 
given to programs, making the de- 
scriptive matter for both the current 
and next week's bills attractively 
readable. 



"VENUS ON WHEELS." 

"Venus on Wheels," who is to ap- 
pear at the American, New York, Mon- 
day, for her first stage appearance, is 
an expert bicycle trick rider. But the 
claims made for her as feature in 
vaudeville are that, besides being pos- 
sessed of rare beauty of face, she is 
the most perfectly formed woman be- 
fore the public. The pictures of the 
young woman are on the front page 
this week. 

In "strip tights," "Venus" will pre- 
sent an act full of dash, and in the 
costume worn, permits the audience 
to Judge for themselves of the asser- 
tions made. 



FITTING IN OLIO. 

"The Serenaders" became possessed 
of an olio, from last Wednesday on. 
Jack Singer decided that a two-act- 
olio-divided-show would be the best 
performance. He commenced with 
the Arlington Four, Geo. Armstrong, 
and the Terry Twins. The Twins 
may be continued as comedians in the 
piece. Bobby Harrington, a mem- 
ber of the cast and who played Geo. 
M. Cohan parts for four years, will 
present "Running for Office" as the 
olio sketch later on. 

The shows preceding "The "Seren- 
aders" on the Wheel for two weeks, 
are each two-act pieces, specialties be- 
ing introduced during the action, as 
Mr. Singer did with the Arllngtons 
and Armstrong Three full shows in 
a row were a little trying, thought 
Mr. Singer, who split up his produc- 
tion accordingly. There may be a 
few new faces with "The Serenaders" 
shortly, also. 

Another Eastern Wheel production 
in the throes of repairs is the "Star 
and Garter Show." Will H. Ward 
Joined the company Monday at the 
Murray Hill. Mr. Ward immediately 
commenced re-rehearsing the princi- 
pals and chorus. Louise Palmer also 
opened Monday in the soubret part, 
a role that had been vacant up to the 
moment of her debut. 



Adeline Pavlovlna is a violiniste 
from the west, who Is to appear in the 
east under the auspices of the Dan 
Casey Co. She Is no relative of "the" 
Pavlowa. 



SENDS ONE FEATURE WEST. 

Chicago, Sept. 8. 
Commencing Sept. 12, the headliner 
at the Academy of Music weekly, will 
be booked in there through the Or- 
pheum booking office, New York. Pre- 
viously the entire program has been 
made up at the Western Vaudeville 
Association. 

The Academy's feature costs about 
$300 or MOO. 



VARIETY 



XI 



CLEARING BEACH SPACE. 

Padulla's Ocean Hotel at Brighton 
Beach may be a thing of the past, now 
the season is over. Padulla has held 
the lease for the past five years. Upon 
the expiration, Sept. 1, he was notified 
a renewal could not be secured. 

The Ocean Hotel, with the Brighton 
Beach Music Hall and the Brighton 
Beach Hotel are the property of the 
Brooklyn Rapid Transit Railroad. It 
is not expected that the Music Hall 
will be opened for entertainment an- 
other season. The hall is in bad con- 
dition, so very much so it is said to 
reopen would be nearly impossible. 
The lease for. this has been issued 
yearly, to a person connected with 
the Inter-City Advertising Co., a sub- 
bidary B. R. T. corporation, controiing 
the advertising privileges on the 
Brooklyn traction lines. 

The Ocean Hotel, with the hall and 
the Brighton Hotel cover a large plot 
of what is now valuable ground. Re- 
port says the Brighton Hotel has just 
about broken even the past summer on 
its expenses, and the land Is held at 
too high a figure to have it idle ten 
months out of the year. The rumor is 
the B. R. T. is contemplating either 
dividing up all the ground covered 
by the three buildings (with an in- 
tervening large lot) into building sites 
or demolishing all buildings, erecting 
in their place a mammoth summer 
park. 

The only source of profit, it is said, 
from all the Brighton Beach proper- 
ties has been the change earned by 
the Transit Co. in transporting the 
crowds there and back. The Brooklyn 
people enjoyed the trolley ride to and 
fro. Upon reaching Brighton Beach, 
the usually occupied t he benches 
strewn in front of the hotel and on 
the ocean front, enjoying the free 
band concerts but steadily and con- 
sistently held on to their current 
funds, much to the disgust of the pro- 
prietors about. 



OBITUARY. 

Hugh J. McCormick, champion 
skater of America, 1890-1892, died at 
St. John, N. B., Aug. 28. The de- 
ceased skated his fastest mile in that 
town in 2.58. 



Samuel Cooper, manager of the 
Herald Square, New York, for Hyde & 
Behman, when the firm operated the 
theatre, died Aug. 28 in Washingtfon, 
D. C. 



Sydney, Australia, July 29. 

Jack Williams, at one time a favor- 
ite end man and comedian, died at 
Sydney last week, of consumption. He 
had played in many quarters of the 
globe, achieving considerable success 
in musical comedy. Subsequently he 
became associated with Gus Franks. 
The deceased was 34 years at his 
death. A widow supposed to be in 
America, survives him. 



The mother of Frank Hollis (Kenny 
and Hollis) and sister of Thos. Wright, 
who has been connected with Keith's, 
Boston, as long as the house has been 
In existence, died in Boston last Sun- 
day. 



Tom Smith, Jr., the eight months' 
baby of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Smith, died 
at Denver, Aug. 31. 



Adolph Mueller, known profession- 
ally as Carl Schmidt, a heavyweight 
wrestler, who was at one time a well 
known attraction with burlesque 
shows, died in Toronto, Sept. 3. Muel- 
ler was performing an electrical act in 
Toronto. He was only sick three days. 



Julian Edwards, one of the best 
known of American composers, died 
Sept. 4 at his home in Tonkers, N. T. 



Kitty Nice Perle and her husband, 
Louis D. Perle, were drowned in Lake 
Quinsigamond, near Worcester, Mass., 
Sept. 4. While out rowing, Miss 
Perle fell overboard. Her husband, 
who could not swim, jumped after 
her, both going down in sixty feet of 
water. The deceased woman was 
thirty-nine years old; her husband, 
fifty. They were both members of 
an operatic company, Miss Perle the 
prima donna, Mr. Perle, musical di- 
rector. 



Sydney, Australia, July 30. 
Dolly Keldie died in China, accord- 
ing to a letter from there. Still in 
her teens Miss Keldie was a dashing 
soubret who also added a skating act 
to her repertoire. 



BILLS NEXT WEEK. 



NEW YORK. 



FIFTH AVENUE. 

Delia Fox 

White and Stuart 

Rose Petlnoff 

Ed. F. Reynard 

Stuart 

Mathews and Ash- 
ley 

Brown, Harris and 
Brown 

James and Sadie 
Leonard 

Wood Brothers 

HAMMERSTEIN'S. 
Countess De Swlrsky 
Dr Perln 
Rooney and Bent 
Bernard ft Harrison 
.Tines and Deely 
Hayes nnd Johnson 
La Maze, Quail and 

Tom 
Sam Dody 
Ward and Sims 

COLONIAL. 
La Pla 

RlRolrtto Twins 
Charles L Fletcher 
Elsie Fay and Boys 
Jack Wilson Trio 
Melville and Hlgclns 
Croat Howard 
Avon Comedy Four 



ALHAMBRA 

Carrie De Mar 
Claude and Fannie 

Usher 
Charles Gill and Co 
Mark and Walker 
Fiddler and Shelton 
Macart and Bradford 
Harry B Lester 
(Others to fill) 

BRONX 

Bayea and Norworth 
E. F Hawrley ft Co 
Laddie Cuff 
Irene Dillon 
De Renzo A La Due 
names ft Crawford 
Farrell-Taylor Trio 
Falrman. Furman ft 

Falrman 
Watson's Farmyard 

AMERICAN. 

"Russian Dancers" 
Edna Aug 

"Venus on Wheels" 
nartlodldl's Cocka- 
toos 
Alva York 
"Ceorpla Campers" 
Parte! 

Carlton Sisters 
(Others to fill) 



CHICAGO. 



AMERICAN. 
Charles J Ross and 

Elsie Bowen 
Wllla Holt Wake- 
field 
"Paris By Nlsbt" 
The Coopers 
Josephine Sabel 
KeoRh and Francis 
Nevlns and Gordon 
Lambert Brothers 
(One to fill) 



MAJESTIC. 
Andrew Mack 
"The Code nook" 
The Mermaids 
Raymond ft Caverly 
IIiiKh Lloyd and Co 
Cook and Lorenze 
Radle Furman 
Karl Emmy's Pc*s 
(Others to fill) 



OMAHA. 



ORPHEUM. 
"The Leading Lady" 
Bernard and Weston 
Wlllard SImms and 

Co. 
Lewis McCord ft Co. 
Ernest Panfzer 
Meredith Sisters 
LaClair ft Sampson 
Pope and Uno 



AMERICAN. 
Elfins 
Lps Soiisloffs 
Mons. Alexis 
Josephine Sahel 
Conway and Leland 
Eddie Foley 
Whitehead & Crier- 
son 
nert Errol 
The Reros 



Pauline, the hypnotist, has not set- 
tled upon his engagements for this 
season. He Is considering many of- 
fers. 



HERE'S BILLY GOULD. 

Next to Dun and Bradstreet, old 
Dr. Perln Is the best fortune teller In 
America. 



If my pal, Ernest Edelsten, the Eng- 
lish agent, comes to America this fall, 
I'm going to show him one grand time. 



I enjoyed a good laugh — all by my- 
self at a performance of "Alias Jimmy 
Valentine," at Wallack's, the other 
evening. In the first act there is a 
character, "The Warden of Sing Sing." 
This particular warden carried his 
handkerchief in his sleeve. A war- 
den of a prison that would do that 
fool stunt should be transferred to a 
Foundling Asylum. 



Vivian Prescott, who made a big 
hit in the "deceased" "Simple Life," 
has signed to play a prominent part 
in "The Aeroplane Girl." She will 
be a real find for Broadway, believe 
me. 



If it weren't for our Bert Leslie, 
"Our Miss Glbbs" would now be in 
the storehouse. Bert is the one bright 
and redeeming feature of this musical 
— I don't know what else to call it. 



Aeroplane stuff — Ralph Johnson is 
flying high. Clarence Kolb, formerly 
of Kolb and Dill, is in town. It 
looks as if Clarence and Max Rogers 
will star jointly, under Shubert man- 
agement. 



Dave Furgeson left for Hartford to 
get some theatrical experience in a Poll 
house. 



Frank Tinney is "Englishing" it 
this week. He is playing two "alls." 
The "Halhambra" and "Ammer- 
stein's," and "cleaning up," too. 



Ed. Morton is practicing at the Al- 
hambra, too, tnd doing the Mathew- 
son stunt. This means: "putting 
them over." 



All of the Keaton family are in 
town. Joe will never be satisfied un- 
til he can play New York and sleep in 
"Muskeaton," Mich., nightly. His 
manager "Buster," is satisfied to be 
any place where there is a ball game. 



My, but little Miss "Hu-haw" Chad- 
wick is a clever little maiden, and 
can give a lot of pointers to her elders. 



Harney Bernard and Lee Harrison 
join "Up and Down Broadway" Co. in 
a few weeks. Vaudeville's loss is the 
Shuberts gain. (I thought that one 
out.) 



Furinnii, Falrman and Furman, a 

western turn, open at the Bronx, New 
York, Monday, for their first eastern 
appearance, booked through the Casey 
Agency. 



Eldon and Clifton will put on a new 
sketch shortly, by Harry S. Sheldon, 
called "For Old Times Sake." The 
act will be handled by Albee, Weber 
& Evans. 



A SELF-MADE MANAGER 
TO HIS BOOKING AGENT. 

By J. A. MURPHY. 
(Murphy and Wlllard.) 
East Cranberry, O., Sept. 16. 
Dear Mike: 

I want you to cancellate that Sophie 
Everett Co. that plays a piece called 
"The House Warming." I had It ad- 
vertised on my bills but a lot of my 
customers said if I made my house 
any warmer they wouldn't come in so 
you better save that play till cold 
weather. 

The trolley Co. aint gettin along 
very brisk with their amusement park 
they are buildin over beyond West 
Cranberry. There is a big hollow 
place In the middle of the grounds 
which was used for a dump. It takes 
too much dirt to fill -it. They say in 
the papers they wont be open till the 
last of October. 

I dont think much of Gilbert 
Thrush. You said in your direction 
that he was a bird imitator and I 
supposed he would dress up to look 
like a rooster or something of the 
sort, but he didn't do nothin but put 
on a frog tailed coat and do a lot of 
chirping with his face which he said 
represented canaries and gold fash 
ansoforth. He didn't want to go to 
West Cranberry from here so when 
1 paid his wages I gave him an order 
the West Cranberry manager and 
he had to go there to collect it. 1 
dont care much for single men actors 
any how. 

Mouslcy and Batz didn't get here in 
time for the matinee. I reconed they 
didn't disappoint more than eight of 
my customers so I will deduct two 
dollars out of their wages. Vinty 
Valdeen made up songs about the 
audience and took right good. A fel- 
ler come on from Cincinnati to see 
her and she says he is her cousin. 
Actresses dont ever seem to have any 
near female relations at all, but they 
have lots of men cousins. > 

I got an express bundle today from 
Millie Lanude which had in it a silver 
plated umbrella with my name spelled 
wrong on the handle. I dont have 
much use for umbrellas as I always 
wear a slicker when it rains so I will 
try and swap it for a horse blanket 

The Splcer Twins done some good 
dramatical actin with clothes changin 
included and I thought they was 
pretty fair talent but the hack driver 
here says he seen them in a cheap 
theatre over in Niles City and they 
cant be much account. They wrote 
in that they wanted a couple of sword 
foils to fence a duel with but 1 forgot 
about it till it was most show time 
and then the only things I could find 
was a poker and a scythe. 

Old man Shiveleys neffew was mar- 
ried last week to a skipping rope 
dancer that was performing at the 
Air Drum. He says he is going to 
travel with her this fall and take care 
of her properties. She didn't seem to 
have much property except a skipping 
rope and some gilt shoes with clackers 
in the heels but he is a lazy cuss any 
how. 

Adam Nowerguy. 



Ethel Green is heading the bill at 
the Maryland, Baltimore, this week. 



Grace LaRue will appear in "Ma- 
dame Troubadour," a Shubert produc- 
tion. 



12 



VARIETY 



"TRUST" AND INDEPENDENT LINEUP 

FOR SEASON IN PICTURE DIVISION 



•• Trust" Starts With Twenty-two New Reels Weekly, 

Independents Have Eighteen 



The fall season presents many 
phases In the film business, and the 
next few months will mark an inter- 
esting struggle. All through the sum- 
mer the Independents have been 
working day and night perfecting their 
factories, realizing that the exhibitor, 
however independent he may be in 
spirit, must have good film with which 
to attract patronage. The quality of 
the independent product has, conse- 
quently, leaped forward, and a bitter 
struggle on commercial lines must 
necessarily follow. 

Many exhibitors have remained loy- 
ally independent owing to the injus- 
tice of the royalties demanded by the 
"trust." To this number will be 
added such exhibitors as are now us- 
ing licensed film, but are dissatisfied 
owing to the competition of nearby 
exhibitors showing the same film. The 
li-ne up, reel for reel, may be sum- 
marized as follows: 



TRUST. 
Selig (2). 
Blograph (3). 
Vltagrapb (3). 
Kalem (2). 
Essanay (2). 
Lubln (2). 
Edison (2). 
Pathe (3). 
QaumoDt (2). 
Urban (1). 



INDEPENDENT 
Bison (2). 
Imp (2). 
Tbanbouser (2). 
Cbamplon (1). 
Powers (1). 
Yankee (1). 
Defender (1). 
Ambroslo (1). 
Itala (1) 

Great Northern (1). 
Dramagraph (1). 
Clnes (1). 
Eclair (1). 
Lux (1). 

In addition to the above, the Carl- 
ton Motion Picture Laboratories will 
start releasing two reels weekly Oct. 
1, under the name of "Reliance." 
These will be produced in the Coney 
Island laboratories, which are said to 
have cost more than $150,000. 

The influx of capital into the "in- 
dependent" ranks has worked magic- 
ally, and has lured from the employ 
of the trust their most capable actors 
and employes. Phil Smalley, Arthur 
Johnson, James Klrkwood and Miss 
Weber have left the Blograph Co. and 
are now employed by the New York 
Motion Picture Co. 

Florence Lawrence, made famous by 
Laemmle, was formerly the leading 
woman with the Blograph Co. This 
week another picture star ("Little 
May" as she is known) left the Bio- 
graph Co. to join the N. Y. Motion 
Picture Co. 

That both factions realize the power 
of the press is shown by the engage- 
ment of well known publicity pro- 
moters. Sellg has Opie Read; Es- 
sanay, W. W. McMackin; N. Y. Mo- 
tion Picture Co., H. J. Streyckmans; 
Atlas and Yankee, Harry R. Raver; 
Defender, Joe Engel; George Kleine, 
J. M. Gobel; Imp, the Cochrane boys. 



PICTURE MAKER IN THE WEST. 

Salt Lake City, Sept. 8. 
Harry Revier, who has the Majestic 
here, is about to become a moving 
picture manufacturer. Mr. Revier is 
erecting a plant which will cost about 
$25,000, and expects a large business 
from the inter-mountain country. 



FILM CO. ON THE JOB. 

Over the summer the General Film 
Co., the concern formed through the 
Motion Picture Co., for the gobbling 
of the rental business in moving pic- 
tures, has not been idle. 

It is said that the Pittsburg Cal- 
cium Light & Film Co. is about to 
"flop" to the corporation, of which 
Percy L. Water is the general man- 
ager. Many other rental agencies 
have been taken over since the warm 
weather started in. 

Although not officially reported the 
Vale Film Co. of Kansas City and 
St. Louis is an addition to the G. F. 
C.'s list. The Yale Co. was reported 
early in July to be on the tapis for 
a merger. Its manager was then in 
New York. At one time in the recent 
past, the Kansas City agency felt the 
heavy hand of the "Trust" in the form 
of a fine. 



ORGANIZE TO FIGHT. 

St. Louis, Sept. 8. 

The Swanson-Crawford Film Com- 
pany has been incorporated. Several 
St. Louis exchanges have united to 
fight the so-called "motion picture 
trust." 

The merging companies include the 
William H. Swanson, St. Louis Film 
Company, O. T. Crawford Film Ex- 
change, Wagner Film and Amusement 
Company and Western Film Exchange. 
The new company has offices in the 
Century building. 



"STRICK'S" "NEAT STUFF." 

Hector J. Stryckman, now with the 
New York Motion Picture Co., is 
working up a sixteen page pamphlet 
which will be issued weekly and will 
be devoted to descriptions and illus- 
trations of the output of the concern. 

There will be a little "bull" 
amongst the other matter which 
should be good reading. "Strick" 
handles a very good lino of "the neat 
stuff." 



TWO DEAD IN PATHE FIRE. 

A carelessly tossed lighted match 
caused a fire in the store room cf the 
Pathe factory at Bound Brook, N. J., 
in which two of the employees of the 
moving picture plant lost their lives. 

Louis Strief and Frederick W. Miller 
were the victims. The men perished 
while forty or more employees were 
at work in the factory. The fire did 
not reach any other part, excepting 
the store room, where after blazing 
for about two hours it burned itself 
out. 

The storeroom was of fireproof con- 
struction. The managers of the fac- 
tory state that the only way that the 
fire could have started was through 
the carelessness of the men, who lost 
their lives, one of whom it is stated 
was an inveterate cigarette smoker. 



VARIETY'S PICTURE REVIEWS 



"DEER HUNTING IN THE CELEBOS IS- 
LANDS" (Pathe). 
The deer hunt consists of about forty or 
fifty savages riding ponies through fields and 
fording streams. The latter portion is the 
only reason for the picture. The fording of 
a stream Is Interesting. The scenic effects 
are ordinary, and the whole has been seen 
thousands of times In Western pictures, which 
also include the show of horsemanship. The 
film Is short, which is the best thing that can 
be said of it. DASH 

A LIFE FOR A LIFE" (Vitagraph). 
An old, old theme worked In the old, old 
way takes !i»5 feet of film to tell It In "A 
Life for a Life." The story is of a convict 
who Is the bad man of the prison. Every- 
thing is tried to make the convict see the 
better side of things without avail, until the 
prison keeper's little daughter strikes the 
right chord. The man is paroled and be- 
comes a trusty. During this time a fire 
breaks out in the keeper's house. The con- 
vict rescues the little girl, who had become 
overcome by smoke. In so doing, the convict 
inhales the poisonous gases which end his 
life. The picture will not appeal to all. There 
is something about the convict here that 
rather goes against the grain, and the story 
has not been told properly to bring the sym- 
pathy Intended. DASH 



AGAIN BRINGING SUITS. 

It is said that in an endeavor to 
stem the tide rising high in favor of 
the Independent film men, the "trust" 
is contemplating the filing of suits in 
large numbers. 

The first was instituted against the 
Champion Film Co. last week. While 
no direct allegations are made, the 
bill says that the Champion Co. be 
ordered to produce its cameras into 
court as the complainant "on informa- 
tion and belief" thinks that infringing 
apparatus is used. 

Previous suits of this nature have 
been summarily disposed of, and not 
since the "trust" was formed has an 
Independent maker been stopped in a 
legitimate suit. 



BURLESQUE TAKEN SERIOUSLY. 

Chicago, Sept. 8. 

While Dave Marion and his 
"Dreamlanders" were appearing here 
last week, O. L. Hall, the well known 
dramatic crilic of the Chicago Journal, 
gave his special attention to the show. 

In an article, Mr. Hall mentioned 
Mr. Marion, in connection with his 
comment on the performance, and said 
that the items in the "Dreamlands" 
show which seemed foreign to the 
burlesque atmosphere were the ones 
the audience appreciated the most. 

It is seldom a Chicago paper has 
noticed burlesque shows presented 
here. Mr. Hall's innovation is a com- 
mendable one. 



TAXING "SENSATIONALS." 

Paris, Aug. 30. 

A commission of the Italian Parlia- 
ment has been named to study the 
advisability of placing a tax on films, 
not of an educational character. There 
is some strong opposition to the pro- 
posal. It is probable that no law 
will be passed of this kind. 

The intention is to curtail the num- 
ber of sensational pictures, but if some 
films are to be taxed and others are 
not, the moving picture Industry will 
be severely handicapped in Italy, and 
the faked historical plots, called 
"Films d'Art," and the comic subjects, 
both of which are very prevalent 
among the Italian manufacturers, will 
be almost ousted in that country. 



"A SUMMER IDYL" (Blograph). 

The same old story of the rural maid and the 
city chap, prettily told. The man, a mem- 
ber of a Bohemian set, is refused by a female 
artist to whom he proposes at her studio dur- 
ing a party. He becomes angry and decldea to 
leave the city and goes on a tramping trip. 
He meets a charming young shepherdess with 
whom he becomes Infatuated. The girl is all 
that a doting old grandfather has left and on 
her he has bestowed all his affection. It is 
haying time In the late summer when the 
stranger arrives on the scene and the girl 
manages to find a position for him among her 
father's field-hands. After the day's toll Is 
ended the stranger makes love to the girl. 
Her heart falls a ready victim to bis arduous 
attack. Among the man's friends In the city 
there Is some excitement over his disappear- 
ance, and the girl who refused him Is remorse- 
ful. When one of his male friends receives 
a letter stating his whereabouts, the Informa- 
tion Is given to the artist and Bhe writes beg- 
ging him to return. He pays no attention to 
the first letter, being taken up with his new 
love. The second letter comes, in which is 
Inclosed one of her perfumed cigarettes. The 
perfume brings back the recollections of the 
city with such strength that he Is unable to 
resist and he returns, leaving the little coun- 
try lass behind without a word of farewell. 
She, however, finds the letter be has dropped, 
realizes the truth and returns to the side of 
her old granddaddy to have her sorrows com- 
forted. The country scenes of haying and the 
threshing are very pretty, as Is the porch of 
the little cottage with the venerable old grand- 
father seated there, smoking. 

"LED BY LITTLE HANDS" (Sellg). 

A story of a reconciliation effected by the 
little children of a pair whose marriage was 
looked upon askance by the bride's father. The 
picture opens with the Introduction of the 
suitor favored by the father, this reveals that 
the daughter has already been married In se- 
cret to the man of her choice. The father 
turns both out of the house. Nine years 
elapse. Two children have arrived, a boy 
and a girl. The mother is happy except for 
the fact that her father is still angry with 
her. The little ones become aware of this, and 
they go to their grandfather. He doesn't rec- 
ognize the children as of his kin, but treats 
them kindly. The little ones, however, ex- 
plain who they are and the old man is over- 
Joyed. He orders a real live pony for the 
boy, Instead of the little stuffed horse on 
wheels which he has, and a giant doll for the 
girl. The parents discover the disappear- 
ance, and distracted, search for them. They 
follow the trail for the father's house, and 
here the reconciliation is effected. 



"WHO IS BOSS" (Pathe). 

A comedy film with the old mother-in-law 
joke for Its theme. Th« husband and wife 
are prepared to go on a visit when a telegram 
arrives stating that mother-in-law Is on her 
way to visit them. She arrives and all three 
sit down to luncheon. During the meal a dis- 
cussion arises. It ends by the master of the 
house throwing the roast out of the window. 
The wife to show that she can go Just as far 
as the husband, retaliates by throwing the 
bread and side dishes out. The husband then 
becomes so angered he throws everything In 
the room through the window, Including his 
wife. They all land In the lap of a beggar, 
seated below. The master also tries to heave 
out the mother-in-law, but finds her too 
heavy, so he secures a revolver and chases 
her from the room. The picture ends with 
him standing in mid-floor, with a smile of 
satisfaction. 



"ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS IN ANTWERP" 
(Pathe). 
A very good picture of the animals at feed- 
ing. There are some pretty scenes. Good 
comedy Is gotten out of the monkey-house. 
The picture shows the deer family in all Its 
branches, lions, tigers and larger animals. 

"THE GAMBLER'S WIFE" (Pathe). 

The old story of the fatal card Is again 
revived In this picture which shows that even 
a gambler's wife will take a hand in the game 
in the hope of retrieving a lost fortune. De- 
spite his wife's entreaties, the man stakes 
all his money on the cards and loses. He goes 
to his safe for the deed of the house, but is 
stopped by his wife, who struggles hopelesslr 
to thwart his intention. He casts her rudely 
aside and continues the game. Luck la against 
him. the fatal card sends him from the room 
a ruined man financially. He connives to rob 
a rich uncle and while preparing for the bur- 
glarious visit, falls asleep and dreams. He 
sees himself enter his uncle's house by stealth, 
rifle a small secretary, Is about to pocket a 
roll of bills when his uncle enters, creeps up 
unawares and pounces upon him. There Is a 
struggle, the nephew manages to shoot and 
wound bis uncle and as he Is about to exit 
is shot from behind. Before he falls to the 
floor In the throes of death, the mask Is torn 
from his fare and the uncle Is horrified on 
recognizing the thief. As he slips to the floor 
In sight of his uncle, he rolls from his couch 
and Is awakened from his hideous dream. In 
the interim, his wife receives the attention 
of the winning gambler, but repulses him. She 
decides to stake her Jewels against the other's 
newly acquired possessions. In a card game, 
that Is really funny by the way the cards are 
dealt and shown by the players (the audi- 
ence being left to surmise what kind of game 
was In progress) the woman wins everything. 
She hurries to her husband, whom she finds in 
remorseful attitude, thankful he didn't commit 
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13 



PARIS NOTES 

BY EDWARD G. KENDREW 



PariB, Aug. 29. 
H. B. Marinelll and Victor de Cot- 
tens are pleased with the excellent 
business at the Olympia. The program 
is worthy of this successful opening. 
Baggessen opens here in September, 
and there will be a sketch, "La Fuite," 
for which Rozenberg and Harry Baur, 
French comedians, have been engaged. 
In October we have a revue, "Vive 
Paris/'ski which will be La Fornarina, 
Surith, Max Morel, Lilian Graham and 
a host of local stars. Fregoli returns 
here in December. Ike Robo will 
bring Rosa-Josefa, with "their" baby, 
in September, but this will be a side 
show for which one franc will be 
charged. During the day the sisters 
will be on view in the lobby, and dur- 
ing the evening performance in the 
Olympia Tavern, under the music hall. 



Clement Bannel has recruited a fine 
troupe for the opening of the Folies 
Bergere Sept. 1. In the ballet, for 
which Louis Canne has written the 
music, we expect Mmes. Otero, Na- 
pierkowska, Dupre, Miss Monor, M. 
Kino, and a combat with swords ar- 
ranged by M. Dubois, maitre d'armes 
of the Opera Comique. In the sketch, 
which will probably bear the title of 
"Celestre & Cie" (though the title is 
not yet decided), the author, Paul Ar- 
dol, will play a role, accompanied by 
Anne Dancry and Gabriel Chalon. The 
other acts will be the Max Gregory 
troupe, Trapnell Sisters, Martin 
Brothers, 3 Belle-Belle (Tiller's girls), 
Rowland, the colored juggler, the fly- 
ing sister Heindrect, and the Arab 
troupe of Abbas Benzair. 



At the Marigny, as previously 
stated, the witless revue is to be with- 
drawn Aug. 31, but another short re- 
vue by Michel Carre and Andre Barde, 
"La Tour de Babel," with Germain 
Gallois as star, replaces it. Business 
is not so brisk at this resort for the 
end of August. The season in the 
Champs Elysees is nearing its end, and 
only a big program will drag the Pa- 
risians there after dinner. The city, 
however, is very full of foreigners, and 
all the music halls are veritable tow- 
ers of Babel. 



The Alcazar d'Ete closes next week 
and the Jardin de Paris likewise fin- 
ishes at the end of the month. The 
Ambassadeurs remains open for a 
short while longer. Raphael Beretta, 
the musical director of the Ambassa- 
deurs and Alcazar d'Ete, goes to 
Buenos Ayres for the winter, to take 
charge of Seguin's hall in that city. 



Arlettc Dorgeres (whose portrait 
was among the French singers in 
Variety's Anniversary Number last 
year), is taking over the Comedie Roy- 
ale, a small theatre where one-act 
plays are produced, recently managed 
by Henry Caen. This director may 
assume the responsibility of the unfor- 
tunate Montmartre house known as 
the Deux Masques. It is not certain 



whether the name of Mile. Dorgeres 
will figure as directress. It was at the 
Comedie Royale that the plot of "Ma 
Gosse" was first played as a sketch, 
being afterwards put to music. 



At the Porte St. Martin Theatre 
Aug. 22, when the usual crowd had 
assembled to yawn over "Chantecler," 
the iron curtain refused to move, and 
the money had to be returned to those 
who had taken the precaution of re- 
taining the checks. The people left 
the theatre quietly. The run of this 
"best advertised play in the world" 
was resumed Aug. 24. Willy Clarkson 
was in Paris this week and tells me 
that he does not expect his law suit 
over the cock's costume to come off 
before October. Among the numer- 
ous people well know in the music hall 
business who are now in Paris I have 
noticed Ben Tieber, Moule, Seeth and 
Bertie Crewe. The latter is probably 
over from London to superintend the 
alterations at the Alhambra. 



The Etoile Palace opened Aug. 26, 
with Evans, trapeze; Parrini troupe, 
acrobats; Hall and Wilson, comic cy- 
clists; Gard and Gard, illusionists; 
Elliou and Bella, equilibrists; Polly 
and Day, eccentrics; Charles Ixem, 
and other singing numbers. 



M. Samuel, manager of the Theatre 
des Varietes, will mount an operette 
by Maurice Donney and Xavier Roux, 
music by Charles Terrace, this winter. 
This house for some years has been 
devoted to comedy, though in the days 
of Mme. Schneider it was noted for 
light musical pieces. Franck will con- 
tinue with operette at the Apollo, and 
after a further run of "Hans, the 
Flute Player," will present "Marlbor- 
ough," with music by Leoncavallo. 
This theatre still belongs to M. Rigo, 
Paris representative of C. Seguin, but 
Franck has a two years' lease, still to 
run. and a new one may then be 
granted him. 



Mme. Varlet will reopen the Gaite 
Rochechouart on Sept. 16 with a host 
of local singers. 



Frank Bostock's menagerie in the 
Brussels exposition, destroyed by fire, 
was insured for $16,500. He is with- 
drawing a number of animals from 
his Paris show in the Jardin d'Acclim- 
atation in order to make a new men- 
agerie in the Belgian capital. 



An unusual event occurred in Rome 
last week. Chinese conjurers, the 
Tschin-Maas, appearing at the Jovi- 
nelli music hall, were invited to give 
their show before the Pope. The per- 
formance took place in the Golden 
Salon, at the Vatican, before the Car- 
dinals, Bishops and other Roman 
Catholic dignitaries. Pius X was 
seated in a grated box. He afterwards 
gave his blessing to the troupe, and 
his signed portrait to Deutsch, the Im- 
presario. 



LONDON NOTES 

VARIETY'S LONDON OFFICE 

411 STRAND, W. O. 

(Mall tor Amtrlcaaa and Europeans In ■wopo, If addre— d oar* VAJUJBTT as aboro will 
be promptly forwarded. 



London, Aug. 31. 
One Arnberg, employed in the Ma- 
rinella London office has "Jimmle 
Valentine" beaten to a finish. The 
first offense happened about two 
weeks ago when the man from the 
continent removed a ring from the 
Marinelli office, that was in the safe 
for safe keeping. The ring was traced 
to a pawn-shop. Mr. Wolheim, man- 
ager of the London office, to avoid 
trouble, paid something like $200 to 
recover the bauble. At the pawn- 
shop it was learned Arnberg was the 
guilty party. He was forgiven and 
continued in the office. About a week 
ago the same young fellow appeared 
back on the stage at the Alhambra 
and held up every Marinelli act there 
for commissions. This was discov- 
ered a few days later. Though the 
Marinelli office was again very le- 
nient with Arnberg, he was discharged 
and told to leave the country. Arn- 
berg left, but before doing so, the 
boy wonder called on a money 
changer, well known to the Marinelli 
office, and drew $250, charging it to 
Marinelli's account. Arnberg has 
now disappeared, and will no doubt be 
gone for some time. 



The Doherty Sisters and Willie 
Pantzer have been booked for a Wil- 
liamson panto, Australia, starting early 
next year. 



Dick Knowles has an engagement 
in South Africa, through Sydney Hy- 
man. 



Sam Stern claims that he said a 
clever thing to 'The Divine Mryma" 
when he told her that she was "clean- 
ing up" at the Palace, because she 
went into the water there every night. 



Marie Courtney, daughter of Marie 
Lloyd, is about to go on the music 
hall stage as a "single." Miss Court- 
ney has been engaged by George Ed- 
wardes for a part in the spring pro- 
duction at the Gaiety. After a few 
weeks in the halls, the singer will 
enter a provincial pantomime. 



Kennedy and Ryan, a new singing 
turn, opened at the Bedford this week. 
Ryan was formerly with the World's 
Trio. 



Puul Murray will leave the Morris 
office about Sept. 15, to take up his 
duties in the Marinelli office. It is 
not known in what branch office Mr. 
.Murray will locate, but it is likely he 
will be in London for some time to 
come. 



Arcadia, an American girl violinist 
and singer, will have her first show- 
ing at the Tivoli Sept. 5. 



General Kd. La Vine will open at 
the Palace Sept. 26, following the 
termination of his engagement at the 
Follies Marigny, Paris. 



Arthur Aldridge has been booked 
by the William Morris office for that 
circuit in America next January 
(Ernest Edesten). 

Harry Masters, of the Gibbons of- 
fice, wishes to state that absolutely 
no negotiations of any sort are under 
way for the booking of Ethel La Neve 
for his circuit. 

"Diabolo," a manipulator of what 
he calls himself, opens at the Alham- 
bra, Sept. 5. 



The Two Bobs finish at the Tivoli 
Sept. 17. Ernest Edelsten Is arrang- 
ing further booking. 



OKPHEUM ANNOUNCES ACTS. 

The Press Department of the Or- 
pheum Circuit sent out a preliminary 
announcement of acts engaged for 
travel in the west by it for this sea- 
son. 

Of the many turns engaged, the fol- 
lowing were mentioned: 

William Farnum, Fannie Ward, 
George Cohan, Elita Proctor Otis, 
Bert Coote, Lionel Barrymore, McKee 
Rankin and Doris Rankin, Mr. and 
Mrs. Jimmle Barry, Felice Morris, 
Harry Linton and Anita Laurence, 
Minnie Dupree, Ryan and Richfield, 
Maurice Freeman, Porter J* Whfte, 
Wlllard Simms, John P. Wade, Chip 
and Marble, "The Top O' Th' World 
Dancers," Capt. George Auger, 'Oper- 
atic Festival," Old Soldier Fiddlers, 
Musical Cuttys, Finney Mermaids, 
Birdie Millman, Four Fords, "At the 
Waldorf," "The Imperial Musicians," 
"The Rolfonians," "The Love Waltz," 
"Bathing Girls," James Thornton, 
George Austin Moore, Ben Welch, 
Frank Tinney, Frank Morrell, Al Jol- 
son, Howard and Howard, Julius Tan- 
r.en, Loney Haskell, W. C. Fields, Alice 
Lloyd, Cecllie Loftus, Ada Reeves, Lily 
Lena, Tortajada, La Pla, Cam i He Ober, 
Mile. Renee, The McNaughtons, Laddie 
Cliff, Cavana, Hymack, Rock and Ful- 
ton, Kalmer and Brown, "Ballet of 
Light," Mclntyre and Heath, Augusta 
Gloso, Josle Heather, \Va(.« rbury 
Brothers and Tinny, Fannie Rice, 
Hanlon Brothers, Rameses, Artois 
Brothers, Kaufman Family. Six Ab- 
dallahs, Krag's Trio, Fred singer, 
Rlgoletta Brothers, Jos. Ad ■linann's 
Orchestra, Flying Martins, Jewell's 
Manikins, Andree's "Living Statuary," 
Scheda, Aurora Troupe, Valletta's 
Leopards, Rochez's Monkey Music 
Hall, The Dandles, Apdale's Animals, 
Maxim's Models, London Coliseum 
Ballet. 



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VARIETY 



NOTES 



The (jreat ltichards opened his 
season on the United time at the Shu- 
bert, Utlca, Sept. 5. 



Fred lMsano, the Italian comedian, 
and Kittie Bingham, were married at 
Concord, N. H., Sept. 2. 



Hehan and Hall sail for Europe the 
latter part of August to open at the 
Palace, London, Nov. 21. 



Edna Aug appears for the first time 
on the Morris Circuit next week, at 
the American, New York. 



Will 11. Wlieoler, Violet Conley, 
Bobby Barker and Logan Willfams are 
concerned in a new act. 



Charles J. Rose and Elsie Bowen 
will headline the show at the Ameri- 
can, Chicago, next week. 



Homer Lind is once more a happy 
"Dad." The stork brought Homer 
his second girl last week. 



"Gringoire," Homer Ling's produc- 
tion, has been placed to open at Proc- 
tor's, Newark, Oct. 31. 



Freebody Park, Newport, R. I. (M. 
R. Sheedy's summer resort), closes 
this Saturday night. 



Clara Knott, in "The Operator/' is 
soon to offer a new comedy dramatic 
sketch called "Just Nan." 



The Family, Hagerstown, Md., com- 
mences with vaudeville Sept. 12. Joe 
Wood will furnish the acts. 



Sammy Ronan has been engaged for 
leading comedy role with George 
Ade's "Just Out of College." 



Adolph Marks, the Chicago attor- 
ney, returned to New York Tuesday 
from a long European visit. 



Louis A. Boas of Fall River has been 
appointed as the New England general 
manager of the Loew theatres. 



Louis Kallski, formerly treasurer of 
the Lincoln Square, is now in the box- 
offlce at the Academy of Music. 



Al. Filson, of Filson and Errol, has 
settled permanently In Los Angeles, 
engaged in the real estate game. 



"New York," the new Al. Woods' 
drama, will open in Hartford Sept. 16, 
going to Philadelphia from there. 



Dr. Neumuii, the mind reader, will 
shortly leave for St. Petersburg, and 
permanently locate in cold Russia. 



May Ward, "The Dresden Doll," 
has been flooding the town with quar- 
ter-sheet cards, asking friends to vote 
for her as the "Carnival Queen" of 
the Coney Island "Mardi Gras." 



Lil Hawthorne will reach New Tork 
from abroad in due time to start the 
Williams circuit In New York Oct. 17. 



Felix and Cairo are playing two 
weeks in each of the E. P. Churchill 
houses at Grand Rapids and Peoria. 



Geo. L. Marlon, confined in prison 
at Wilkes Barre, Pa., under a verdict 
of guilty of murder, still remains un- 
sentenced, with a motion for a new 
trial pending. 



Murphy and Magee have split. Jack 
E. Magee will put on a new act im- 
mediately called "The Strikebreaker/' 
which will necessitate a caste of twen- 
ty-five people. 



Rose Royal and her horse, "Ches- 
terfield," an act playing over the Or- 
pheum Circuit for the past four years, 
are coming east. Albee, Weber & 
Evans direct the act. 



Eddie Leonard and Mabel Russell 
open Sept. 18 at the Columbia, Cin- 
cinnati, in their new act, both in 
blackface (Miss Russell in brown) and 
working alone in "one." 



"Election Night" is the dramatic 
piece, "Russian Fear," lately present- 
ed on the "small time" in New Tork. 
It has been booked on the big cir- 
cuits, by Al Sutherland. 



Johnny Collins, of the Orpheum 
booking office, closes his park season 
this week, excepting Ramona, at 
Grand Rapids, which lingers one week 
longer than the others. 



Jules Ruby now has an office all 
to himself on the fourth floor of the 
Long Acre Building. In the new of- 
fices Jules is next to Pat Casey, and 
Jules really believes it. 



Harry Tally, the tenor of the once 
Empire City Quartet, has gone into 
a partnership with John Johnson, for- 
merly Johnson and Hardy. The new 
team will present a two-act. 



David ^ < inhart, of Phillips & 
Steinhart, <> theatrical attorneys in 
Long Acre Building, became the 
father of a son last week. Nobody 
even knew he was married. 



Al Sutherland has placed Harry 
Breen for eastern time until next 
spring. Mr. Breen opened at De- 
troit, Monday, after playing around 
New York City since last May. 



Alexander Clark and a company of 
three are appearing in a comedy skit 
this week, "breaking in" at South 
Norwalk, Conn. Bill Lykens of the 
Casey agency put this one over. 



The Balzars, a foreign strong act, in 
which the woman of the couple, is the 
understander, open on the Orpheum 
time at Kansas City Sunday. The 
Marinelll agency did the booking. 



PICTURE REVIEWS. 

(Continued from Page 12.) 

the proposed robbery. There le a lasting 
"soul kiss" after the husband has sworn to 
taboo cards at all times and the wife makes 
him happy with the return of his money and 
property. The acting In the struggle with the 
wife and the clash of the uncle and nephew 
Bares the film from falling Into disfavor. 

"MILITARY KITE FLYINQ AT RHEIMS." 
(Qeorge Klelne). 
Although a short film, It Is both Instructive 
and entertaining. With aeroplanes, bl-planes 
and other air contrivances the absorbing topic 
of the tlme9, the kite-flying reel comes at an 
opportune moment. The kites do not attract 
the comment of an airship, yet they will show 
the boys and girls of America how they were 
successfully operated at Rhelms. 

"INGRATITUDE OR THE JUSTICE OF 
PROVIDENCE" (George Klelne). 
Splendid acting by a boy, and the natural 
acting of a band of foreign revolutionists help 
to make this picture an Impressive one. An 
old farmer in excellent circumstances un- 
wisely bequeaths all his effects to his son 
on condition that the latter take good care 
of him In his declining days. The son and 
his wife make life miserable for the old man, 
who would have suffered keenly had It not 
been for the sympsthetlc nature of the grand- 
son. A band of revolutionists are out on a 
plundering expedition and give chase to a rich 
lord, who tries to escape with a casket of gold 
and jewels. As he Is about to fall iato the 
hands of the pursuers, he tosses the wealth 
into a nearby thicket, where it is found by 
the boy, who turns It over to his grandfather. 
The revolutionists visit the unsratemul man's 
home, take possession by force and set fire 
to It. Through the grandson's influence, the 
old man forgives this ungrateful offspring and 
his wife and takes them unto his home, where 
there Is general rejoicing. The scenes attend- 
ant on the seizure and subsequent burning 
of the cottage are good for a few thrills, but 
the unaffected and sympathetic work of the 
boy is the best thing in the picture. 

"A DOG ON BUSINESS" (Essanay). 

A capital Idea as far as creating laughter 
is concerned Is worked up In this picture, al- 
though the fun does not really begin until 
nearly the close of the reel when a Hebrew 
comes into view and does some excellent com- 
edy. A tattered knlgbt of the road schemes 
to secure money by gathering together dogs, 
selling them, one by one, to the men and 
women, whom he had excited by posting a 
bill offering $100 reward to anyone returning 
"Rover," a pet dog, to 22 Stung Street, the 
number of an empty house. His scheme works 
well. The last to buy of his stock is a He- 
brew peddler, who, before purchasing has a 
ludicrous chase after a stray bull-dog. The 
Hebrew does some funny falls, but in several 
Instances overdoes the stumbling. A laugha- 
ble finale is reached when all the dogs are 
rushed at the same time by the reward seek-, 
ers to the vacant house. One thing that pus- 
sled the audience is that a policeman could 
be Induced to pay out five dollars to a ragged 
hobo for a dog. 

"THE MAN WHO LEARNED" (Edison). 

It is rather late in the day to be harking 
back to the impure milk scandal, but the 
Edison people can be forgiven, for they have 
shown good Judgment In presenting the 
causes, effects and ultimate cleaning up of 
the impure milk. The story opens with the 
farm operated In a slovenly manner in all 
departments. The son of the farmer com- 
plaints of the methods used, but the old man, 
who has run the place for thirty years, will 
not change. The dispute finally leads to the 
son, his wife and baby leaving the farm. The 
city life does not agree with the baby. It 
ails continually. The mother, returning to 
the house one day, notices a sign advertising 
the products of the old farm. She buys some 
milk to feed the baby. The "kiddle" becomes 
very sick, and the doctor proclaims it poi- 
soned by impure milk. The grandfather hears 
of the Illness, and when he finally under- 
stands the cause, returns to the farm and 
cleans up the entire place. The film Is not 
particularly well acted nor photographed, but 
It Is interesting until near the finish, when 
It becomes draggy DASH. 

"THE AFFAIR OF AN EGG" (Biograph). 

"A Romance Shattered by Cold Storage" 
should have been the title. A romantic coun- 
try miss writes her name and address, with 
a message, on a newly laid egg that she has 
found in the hen-coop and places the egg 
among those intended for the market. The 
egg is served in a Broadway cafe to a 
"Johnny Wise," who immediately packs his 
grip and starts for the country Upon arriv- 
ing, he searches out the writer of the egg 
message, but alack and alas, the egg has 
spent a score of years, more or less, in cold 
storage, and the romantic young miss has 
changed to a wrinkled "old maid." She tries 
to embrace the young man, but he makes his 
escape by boarding a moving train after a 
chase. Although this subject is billed as 
comedy, there are but three laughs in it. 



"THE MAN WHO DIED" (Lubln). 

A subject that has more or less of the 
melodrama style to it. An invalid brother 
and the black sheep of the family are the 
principals. The Invalid Is rather well to do, 
the black sheep not quite so fortunate. He 
calls on his more successful relative with his 
wife and child ; they are made welcome, but 
take advantage of this hospitality and invite 
their frlendB for an orgle. The invalid asks 
that he be permitted to remain away from 
the party, and is taken in his roller chair to 
the side of a small lake at a distant end of 
the grounds. An auto with a couple of In- 
toxicated "Joy-riders" has a puncture at the 
roadside. While the chauffeur is repairing 
the tire trouble the passengers, casting about 



for something to amuse them, come upon 
the Invalid. They take him from his chair, 
throwing It Into the lake and leaving his hat 
on the bank. Then they place him In their 
car and carry him off. He protests, and they 
finally take him from the auto, leaving him 
at the roadside, miles away from where he 
lives. In his condition he Is unable to move ; 
so he remains until a physician drives by 
with his daughter. The sick man is picked 
up, taken to the doctor's home, where he is 
finally cured and wins the hand of the phy- 
sician's daughter. In the meantime the black 
sheep brother takes over the property and 
conducts himself in a manner that soon earns 
the enmity of the servants and neighbors. 
He believes his brother was drowned in the 
like (although the body was not recovered). 
On the marriage of the Invalid, now perfectly 
well, he returns home and drives his brother 
from the house, and remains there with his 
bride. A well-told story that holds the in- 
terest. 



"THE WRONG BOX" (Vitagraph). 

While this idea has been pictured time and 
again, the Vitagraph people have surpassed 
all previous efforts in the comedy reel. "The 
wrong Box." It tells of a pair of lovers who 
came near having a serious quarrel over the 
mistake of a messenger boy who delivered a 
box containing pajamas to the young woman, 
instead of one with flowers as intended by 
her sweetheart. The young woman became 
indignant, and at the dance refused to speak 
to her Intended. Learning of the mistake, 
the next morning, he hastens to her home 
and straightens matters out The picture has 
been well planned and shows some ideal set- 
tings. The costumes worn add considerably 
to the value of the film, giving the setting a 
touch of class. This reel is a good one in the 
comedy line, even though the theme has been 
worked to death. WYNN. 



"THE ROAD TO RICHMOND" (Sellg). 

A tale of the Civil War time. The story 
Is one common in those days. Two friends 
are roommates at West Point One Is from 
the North, the other from the South. During 
vacation the Southern boy takes his Northern 
friend to visit at his home. The Northerner 
falls in love with his chum's sister. Then 
comes the call of battle. The one Joins the 
army of the Union, while the other casts his 
lot with the forces of the Southland. The 
men meet on the field of battle. The North- 
erner takes the Southerner a prisoner, but 
he makes his escape after being wounded. 
This wound disables him, so that he cannot 
fulfill the orders which he is acting under. 
They are to burn a certain bridge in the 
neighborhood of his home and to cut off the 
pursuit of the Army of the North. He man- 
ages to reach his home. His sister undertakes 
to perform the deed. She fires the bridge, 
but the Union soldiers are directly behind. 
Her only escape is to leap into the stream 
below. This she does. But her Northern 
lover, In command of the pursuers, Jumps 
after and rescues her. Reaching land, he Is 
taken by the Confederates and marched be- 
fore General Lee, who, on the plea of the 
girl, sets him free. After the war he re- 
turns to his chum's home, where he Is greeted 
with open arms, and Is given the hand of the 
daughter. 



"A ROUGH WEATHER COURTSHIP" (Vita- 
graph). 
A comely young widow embarks for a sea 
voyage. From the start she has a train of 
suitors, who pay homage to her beauty and 
charms en route. Seasickness calls an abrupt 
halt in their attentions to the widow. While 
they are seeking relief, the captain of the 
ship, who at first was unable to make any 
headway (only with his boat) In plying his 
ault, worships at the widow's shrine and, 
during the absence of the four rivals, gallantly 
lays his heart at her feet. She accepts. The 
discomfiture and subsequent chagrin of the 
other men Is shown in the finale. The picture 
furnishes light amusement. The seasickness 
is a little far-fetched, but manages to create 
some laughter. 



AHTHLIt DEAGON SEKIOISLY ILL. 

Arthur Deagon became suddenly ill 
with appendicitis Wednesday night at 
his summer home in Freeport, Long 
Island, and was removed to the Hemp- 
stead Hospital, where an operation 
proved unsuccessful. Another will be 
necessary for the removal of the ap- 
pendix, the surgeons stated. 

Mr. Deagon's condition Thursday 
morning was reported as serious. 



AKKESTK1) FOR HOM1CIDK. 

L. A. Knowlton, aged sixty-seven 
years, was arrested on a charge of 
homicide at White Plains, N. Y., Wed- 
nesday as the result of Walter Strater 
dying from being struck on the head 
with a heavy stick in the hands of 
Knowlton. 

Knowlton and Strater were mem- 
bers of Austin's "Uncle Tom" com- 
pany. The men had previously quar- 
reled, Strater having struck Knowlton 
with his first. Knowlton will claim 
self-defense. 



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"KINGS" FOR HALL OF FAME. 

Des Moines, Sept. 8. 

Considerable opposition has cropped 
up and much comment has been crea- 
ted among the various Grange Socie- 
ties In Iowa because Harry Lindley, 
press agent for Barnum & Bailey's 
Circus applied last week to have the 
portraits of the Ringling Brothers, one 
and all, hung within the exclusive por- 
tals of Iowa's Hall of Fame. The 
present "Baraboo Brothers" were 
born in McGregor, la., varying num- 
bers of years ago. When Lillian Rus- 
sell's portrait was admitted recently, 
the "Circus Kings" were too good 
showman to miss an opportunity to 
exploit themselves; hence Lindley's 
action. 

The man who raised the biggest ear 
of corn, the original political "Insur- 
gent" and the fellow who first pulled 
a string across the Mississippi to start 
a suspension bridge, connecting Iowa 
with the outside world, are uniting 
forces with Aldie and Effie Cherry, of 
Cedar Rapids, in opposing the show- 
men's move. The Cherry Sisters pro- 
test on the ground that as they were 
the original State of Iowa advertisers, 
they should be the only members of 
the amusement profession admitted to 
the gallery; but Lillian Russell's press 
agent beat them to that proposition. 

Before leaving town Press Agent 
Lindley fixed up Curator Harlan, of 
the Hall of Fame, with life "ducats" 
to any and all Ringling shows, past, 
present and to come, no matter what 
title they may be traveling under. It 
is believed by those who know the 
power of a circus ticket that these 
"broads" will have more influence 
than any resolution the Farmers 
Grange may send up to Des Moinos. 



HAAG COM 1 Mi NORTH. 

E. Haas, proprietor of the Mighty 
Haag Shows, has decided to stray from 
the beaten paths below the Mason and 
Dixon line, and will invade northern 
territory. This is the first time the 
circus has ever ventured north. 

Sept. 10 the show will open at Lock- 
haven, Pa., ana continue through 
southern Pennsylvania. A further 

trip north will depend upon business 
in Pennsy. 



SAWIH'ST THE STRONGER TIE. 

Sam Evans, of Kansas City, is seek- 
ing a divorce from liis wife vlirc. Ar- 
rilla Evans because the latter could 
not Keep away frein the fascination of 
the sawdust aiena. Mine. Evans, after 
a brief reti- cmer.t from the ring, has 
once more taken to the sawdust with 
Wallace Bros. show, where she is ri.l- 
ing bareback. 

ROOSEVELT AS OPPOSITION. 

Ex-President Roosevelt, who is 
now touring the west, is looke.l upon 
by some of the circus men as an oppo- 
sition attraction. When the Colonel 
appeared at Grand Island, Nebraska, 
last week, a "Wild West" show was 
exhibiting in the town. The manage- 
ment made every endeavor to have 
the Ex-Pres. pass through the village 
wiMiout delivering his line of talk, but 
to ii'> avail. 

The "Wild West" show held up its 
afternoon performance until after the 
Roosevelt special had left the town. 



CIRCUS 



BEN" DID BIG IN INDIANA. 

Chicago, Sept. 8. 

The Indiana engagement of forty- 
two days for the Hagenbeck-Wallace 
Shows proved to be eminently satis- 
factory to the management. The 
privileges, such as the side show, con- 
certs, and the candy stands, did not do 
the business that was to be expected 
but the receipts of the big door, which 
averaged very large, more than made 
up the deficit in the privilege depart- 
ments. All of the privileges are own- 
ed by Mr. Wallace. 

The Indiana Farmer, the leading 
agricultural paper of the state, is one 
cause of the big Wallace business in 
that section. Mr. Wallace is the most 
extensive farmer in Indiana, and prob- 
ably owns much more realty there in 
farm land than any other half dozen 
men. Every year the Indiana Farm- 
er holds his farms up with pictorial 
illustrations and descriptive articles as 
the model farms of the stare. This 
one thing is a great boom to the Ha- 
genbeck-Wallace Circus, The Hoosiei 
farmers feel related to Uncle Ben. 



ADVERTISING THE ROUTE. 

Austin, Tex., Sept. 8. 

The Sells-Floto Shows have opened 
their Texas campaign of advertising 
with a boom. Contrary to the usual 
custom this show makes no secret of 
its route, but has issued a special her- 
ald under the caption "The Naked 
Truth Plainly Told" which contains, 
among other things, the full list of 
Texas towns to be played by the "anti- 
trust" organization. 

They are: Sept. 24, Denlson; 26, 
Gainesville; 28, Cleburne; 29, Dallas, 
30, Waxahachie; Oct. 1, Corsicana; 
3, Waco; 4, Temple; 5, San Marcus; 
6, San Antonio; 7, Austin, with a pros- 
pect of "day and date opposition" with 
Barnum & Bailey; 8, Brenham; 10, 
Galveston; 11, Houston; 12, Beau- 
mont; 13, Port Arthur, La.; 14, Lake 
Charles; 15, Leesville; 17, Shreveport; 
18, Texarkana, Tex.; 19, Paris, 20, 
Greenville; 21, Bonham; 22, Sherman. 

The show esters the state at Deni- 
son and goes out at Sherman, towns 
connected by trolley. 



THE $75 WILL PROBABLY GO. 

There is a long discussion on at Ha- 
zelton, Pa., before the Law, Ordinance 
and Rules Committee as to the exact 
difference in the meaning of the words 
"Show" and "Circus." The discussion 
arose from the interpretations placed 
upon the two license ordinances which 
were passed, one in 1 8 9 1 , ani the other 
in 1909. The ordinances differ in 
phrasing and the committee Is divided 
in their opinions. 

The difference makes a difference 
of $65 in money. A circus is taxed 
$75 a day and a show $10. To date 
the committee have not been able to 
agree. 



CIRCUS SEASON'S EAHLY CLOSING 

All of the circuses will close ear- 
lier this year than last season. It 
is almost a certainty that not one of 
the big shows will be on the road af- 
ter Nov. 7. 

This is due to the tendency in the 
south to extort unreasonable licenses 
from circuses, and to the railroads of 
that section for requiring exceedingly 
high rates from shows 

It seems as if the circus season 
must gradually l.ecome shorter, un- 
less the managements are willing to 
take chances on remaining in the north 
longer. If they did this, they would 
probably average as well off finan- 
cially ms by going south. 



POWEH'N HIPPODltOiTlU EI.FPHAfVTS 

KE-ENUAftED FOR 4TH ENTIRE KEANON AT 
THE NEW YORK HIPPODHOJIE 




.IK ANNETTE POWER 

ONLY WOMAN IN THE WORLD DOING HIGH-SCHOOL ELEPHANT ACT, with elephant 
hitched iinl driven to n dr.iK. « 

POWERS ELEPHANTS have a record of over I.«mni p. r:orui:in«-i s :it Hie NEW YORK 
HIPPODROME and have lost hut fir teen weeks in five v»;ir Th.-v hiw Jus' r'o-ed twelve 
weeks' eontract with JOHN P. HARRIS and HARRY DAVIS of PitisburK «>n their Hippo- 
drome Circuit. They have also enjoyed the honor of »ppi :iring at Pittsburg Hippodrome on 
three separate occasions this year, making five weeks rlu-re. 

A novel feature Is the baby elephant born An: 1\ unl 'hirty-pijihf In lies In height.. 

Power will put out a "number two" act. 



WORKING LOCAL INTEREST. 

Chicago, Sept. 8. 

The John Robinson Shows have cre- 
ated a new department, at least, it is 
new for a circus classing itself as a 
"big show." They now have a "pro- 
moting bureau." 

Herbert Maddey Is in charge, and 
seems to be the right man in the right 
place. He slips into a city and soon 
prevails on some organization to al- 
low the "10 BIG" to play under its 
auspices. At Atlanta he arranged 
with the Elks and will show there 
Oct. 3; at Savannah the Shriners are 
believed to have become Interested, 
and at Augusta (Oct. 10) the city fire 
department will get a per cent, of 
the big doer receipts in return for 
taking care of the local expenses of 
the show. 

It is understood the Robinson Shows 
will work this plan even more ex- 
tensively next season. 



HACJEMIECK'S THK ONLY SHOW. 

Buenos Ayres, S. A., Aug. 10. 

There is little show news in this 
South American city. The Exhibi- 
tion can not. be termed a success. It 
is divided into six parts of the su- 
burbs of the city. Two are still 
unfinished, but should have been com- 
pleted over two months ago. The only 
show at the Exhibition is Hagenbeck's 
animals. It is doing a big business. 

The Palacio Novedades is popular 
and drawing capacity attendance. 
Harry Clark, an American showman, 
has several attractions which have 
caught on. Palacio is an Indoor 
"Luna." Mr. Clark left here Aug. 
"> to join a show traveling in Eng- 
land. 

FALL BROKE KNEE CAP. 

Portsmouth, W. Va., Sept. 7. 

George Holland and Roso Dockrtll 
the riders are no longer with the 
Hagenbeck-Wallace Shows. 

Rose Dock rill broke a knee cap, and 
suffered an injury by falling from her 
horse that will require some time to 
recover sufficiently to work. 

♦POP" SKMON HIES. 

Mt. Vernon, N. Y., Sept. 8. 

S. II. ("Pop") Sciiion died at his 
home here Sept. 7. He was a well 
known circus man. and for thirty years 
acted as contracting agent with the 
largest of the tent shows. He was 
seventy-six years old. 

The (lecrased is survived by two 
m)'is an I i v\ o daughters. 

IAS. L. Ill T< HINSON DIES. 

.lames L. Hutchinson died at Shel- 
ter Island last Sunday. He was 
Hxty-lour years or' age. 

The deceased was at one time a 
partner with P. T. Barnum and James 
A. Bailey ir; "Tie Greatest Show on 
Earth." In tho 'TO's, Mr. Hutchin- 
son, after a hankering for the circus 
easiness since his earl> yoith, bought 
an interest in a small traveling show. 
It became a formidable rival to the 
Hiiniinn enterprise, and Mr. Hutch- 
inson was taken in. 

He was born at Jerseyville, O. Fif- 
teen years ago, Mr. Hutchinson re- 
tired, locating at Englewood, N. J. 
Two sons and two daughters survive 
him. A considerable estate is left. 



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VARIETY 



NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

nltlal] Fiescntatlon.Fli&t Appeaiante 
or Reappearance In or Around ^£2* 
New York 2 



Hose Petinoff, Fifth Avenue. 
Wood Brothers, Fifth Avenue. 
Countess De Swirsky, Hammersteln's. 
Ward and Sims, Hammersteln's. 
Furman, Fairman and Fnrman, Bronx. 
La Pla, Colonial. 
Rigaletto Twins, Colonial. 
"Venus on Wheels," American. 
Alva York, American. 
Bartel, American. 



"The Masked Marvel." 

Sparring Exhibition. 

Three (Special Drop). c 

American. 

"The Masked Marvel" aspires to the 
heavyweight championship fa the 
world, according to the announcer in 
the act at the American this week. 
The fellow who would like to whip 
Jack Johnson will have to secure a 
sparring partner capable of showing 
up his true form before the fistic ad- 
mirers out in front will vouchsafe 
an opinion that the masked one has a 
look in for the honors. A Mr. Miller 
from eome uptown athletic club is in- 
troduced to spar three short rounds. 
''The Marvel" is a shifty fighter appa- 
rently, with a good defense, but what 
else he knows about the fighting game, 
Mr. Miller is uDable to bring out. 
Some shadow boxing precedes the 
bout. The theory of masking the 
man (whether to cover his identity 
for some reason or for show purposes) 
is well enough, were the important 
item made more prominent, that he is 
capable of giving Mistah Johnson a 
fight. Until that is done, no one will 
be curious to know who he Is. In 
build he seems rather slight for a 
heavyweight, is above the average 
height, stands up well, but doesn't 
look to have a return punch for one 
of Jack Johnson's screaming wallops. 
The American will naturally attract 
the pugilistic followers this week, but 
the act will have to be framed to have 
it talked about. Sime. 



Les Seranos. 

Hand Balancers. \ 

Hippodrome. 

This act occupied one end of the 
giant Hippodrome stage in the circus 
part of the program. While the work 
is very good, they seemed lost with so 
much going on about them at the same 
time. The woman works very hard. 
The man, as the understander, does all 
of the heavy work. In addition to the 
hand balancing they have some very 
good ground tumbling not fully ap- 
preciated by the Hippodrome audi- 
ence, their attention not having been 
centred on this turn. 



The Lovitts. 

Comedy Acrobats. 

12 Minn.; Three (Garden). 

Small Time. 

This is a rather good act for small 
time. The man does the comndy, 
the woman working "straight." While 
they have nothing out of the ordinary, 
ihe routine Is worked out so that they 
give a good performance, with a com- 
edy finish that brings a good laugh. 



Dr. Carl L. Perin. 

"Reader of Human Destiny." 

25 Mins.; One (IS); Full Stage 

(10); (Special Set and Drop). 

Hammers tein's. 

Oh! Oh! Doctor. How could you? 
You may "kid all of the people one 
at a time, but you can't kid 'em all 
in a bunch." Vaudeville has stood 
for all sorts of bunk, but the Doctor 
soars to heights in Bunkdom that up 
to this period had never been dreamed 
of. Opening with a long explanation, 
the Doctor insists that the audience 
take him seriously. He insists also 
that he is there with the past, pres- 
ent and future stuff, and can also 
tell you how to go out and get the 
coin if your present business is not 
the right one, etc. Hand this back to 
the Doctor, for as he certainly picked 
a great graft for himself, there is no 
reason to believe he couldn't slip 
something over for us. The first fif- 
teen minutes of the "demonstration" 
consists of palm reading. The Doc- 
tor remains on the stage, using an 
eyeglass arrangement that looks like 
automobile glasses. Different people 
in the audience hold up their hands, 
and Old Doc Perin tells them things 
that for the moBt part they don't care 
to hear. When the upper part of the 
house wish to get in on the telling, 
the Doctor has a strong spotlight 
thrown on the hand so that he shall 
make no mistake in seeing the lines. 
The Doctor told some startling things 
Monday night. One woman had had 
four husbands. He was wrong. The 
woman admitted five. This woman 
was in an upper box, so the Doc can 
be excused for missing. Another 
woman in a lower stage box the 
Doc upset dreadfully. He told her 
she had a sister who had met with a 
terrible death. She was burned to 
death in the Iroquois Theatre fire, 
continued the Doctor. The woman 
shuddered at the first mention of the 
accident, and when told the finish, 
collapsed, and had to be led from the 
box, (being needed In the second part. 
Called a "good exit"). It was sad. 
To get to the brighter side of life. 
The Doctor has Just returned from 
the Holy Land, and he brought back 
with him a carload of "luck beans." 
They have a bean over there not un- 
like our string bean, it's not a "string" 
bean, the Doctor said it wasn't, and 
he showed Willie Hammersteln the 
custom house duty slips. As the 
audience enters the theatre, each re- 
ceives a small envelope, containing 
a bean. In the "Temple of Esau" 
(second part) with several bearded 
attendants and a pretty girl seated on 
1he throne, the Doctor comes on in 
royal raiments and asks the audience 
to hold up Its right hand with the 
bean in it. If you don't hold it up, 
you don't get your wish. Then he 
tells you to look at the "Fire of 
Hope," and wish hard. If you follow 
the Doctor's Instructions you can't 
lose. The bean never misses. Its 
really on the level. I wished it would 
soon be over, and sure enough it was. 
Monday afternoon, Old Doc Perin did 
pretty well. Tn the evening, a young 
woman in the orchestra caught 
the idea off the reel. Her 
laughter placed Old Doc Perin's 
act hors de combat for that night, but 
he may land it yet. Dash. 



"Danses CAaaslqne Rnase." 

Ballet. 

Full Stage (Special Set). 

American. 

For a pretty vaudeville act, Bee 
"Danses Classique Russe" at the 
American. It would not overshoot 
the mark to say that this is vaude- 
ville's prettiest production, past or 
present. It is a ballet, and billed to 
intimate that here are the "Russian 
Dancers" who Europe raved of. For 
William Morris, G. Molasso (pro- 
ducer), and the act itself, it is fortu- 
nate that Pavlowa and Mordkln did 
not play in vaudeville while on this 
side. No one can follow the couple. 
Their departure left this act a clear 
field for the first of the "Russian 
Dances." "Danses Classique Russe" 
contains sufficient of the ballet, and 
general arrangement, with a dash of 
reul Russian dancing of the popular 
brand, to give it that distinction. For 
the public, wanting to see a "good 
act" only, Mr. Molasso has turned 
out a corker. Considered strictly as 
a production, it is pure white. In the 
dancing department, the work satis- 
fies eminently, Mr. Molasso himself 
being the main contributor toward 
this result. Victorlna Galemberti, 
the premiere, lends graceful though 
at times halting movements on her 
toes, with a pleasing stage presence 
for further assistance. The duet 
dancing by Galemberti and Molasso 
was inspired, no doubt, by the Pav- 
lowa-Mordkin numbers, but for vaude- 
ville, this is no demerit. A trio of 
girls have a number by themselves, 
and the Barabon Troupe of five peo- 
ple are sent forward as the real Rus- 
sian portion of the turn. Besides, 
(in a company of twenty-five in all) 
are sixteen girls, in lines of eight each. 
Mr. Molasso has selected his best 
dancers, of course, for the front, line, 
which leaves the rear octet rather 
fiat all the time. What these girls do 
they do well, although at the first 
two shows, they were called upon to 
repeat steps. The act ran about 
thirty-five minutes the first matinee. 
It can become a thirty-minute ballet 
or a twenty-minute act. As either, 
it is assured a success. Some clipping 
for speed is necessary in any event. 
The bright settings, with pretty cos- 
tuming of principals and chorus en- 
livens the state, and for an undressed 
"girl act," of numbers, this one is ab- 
solutely "clean." In fact it has been 
left so untarnished that the choristers 
are a trifle overdressed. With a 
near-white fur edging to hanging 
cloaks, they suggest the cold countries 
in reality instead of the tropics, which 
the scenery Indicates. The front row 
young women should be lightly drap- 
ed, in veiling. They are a pretty lot 
and this would add to their attractive- 
ness. Mr. Molasso has departed from 
all his previous productions through 
this act. For a first performance, 
Monday, the company gave a remark- 
ably smooth show. Even though the 
chorus are home-made rather than 
from any "Imperial ballet," they show 
a thorough drilling, and they, with 
the act, net forgetting also his own 
Important dancing, add greatly to the 
Molasso laurels. Mr. Molasso's repu- 
tation now among makers of vaude- 
ville acts Is about the leader of all 
producers of productions. It was an 



Gene Greene. 
Character Songs. 
15 Min.; One. 
Fifth Avenue. 

If Gene Greene keeps up the pace 
he has set for himself, it wont be long 
before he finds himself in the head- 
line position. His act is one that is 
distinctly worth while, and was the hit 
of a rather classy bill this week. 
Greene's material is mostly of the 
"coon" variety, with the exception of 
one number which is Italian. This 
should be done away with, as he does 
not achieve the same success with it 
that he does with the "coon" numbers, 
which are his forte. The act runs 
fifteen minutes, opening with Charles 
Straight at the piano. Mr. Straight 
is an accomplished musician and a 
very good accompanist. Greene's 
opening number is "The Lasses Candy 
Child," which he puts over excellent- 
ly. This he follows with two other 
numbers, and for an encore delivers 
"Casey Jones" in a fashion such as 
has never been heard in this city, in 
fact you have never really heard it 
sung until you have heard Greene. 
After this, he was forced to take bow 
after bow, and the audience would not 
let him go until Greene had made a 
speech, which, while short, let him exit 
with a laugh. The turn Is one of 
the best character singing acts New 
York has had for a long while. 



Bijou Comedy Trio. 

Singing. 

14 Mins.; One (Special Drop). 

Small Time. 

The trio secure good harmony, and 
make a great appearance, but should 
eliminate all comedy, otherwise it 
will hold the offering back. ' The 
scene is the deck of a ship. During 
the talk one of the trio tells the 
audience he is to attend a banquet 
that evening, while the comedian 
passes out the information that he 
must be at a lodge meeting. Rather 
a queer place for either affair, on 
board a ship. The trio depended on 
their singing to pull them through, 
which it did. Provided they work 
straight the Bijou Comedy Trio should 
develop Into a first-class offering. 

Wimii. 



Del more and LaMond. 
Singing and Dancing. 
12 Mins.; One. 
Small Time. 

As a "sister act" this one is rather 
better than the majority on the small 
time. The girls open with a duet, 
dressed as auto girls. One then makes 
a change for an Irene Franklin imi- 
tation that was fair. The other 
changes Into boy's costume which she 
wears rather well, and would pass In 
if she knew how a man carries his 
hat. She does a number, and has a 
good voice. The finish Is a duet that 
sent the turn off nicelj. 

excellent Idea for William Morris, 
as a manager, to initiate over here. 
"Danses Classique Russe" should draw 
business in any house, where it may 
remain two weeks or more. It's an 
act that all managers should look over 
carefully. There is no comedy, drama, 
pantomime or bunk in it; Just the 
essence of \audeville-variety. 

Sime. 



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Bill/ Farnon and Clark Sisters. 
Singing, Talking and Dancing. 
16 Mln.; One. 
Fifth Avenue. 

This Is a pleasant act, and one that 
is worthy of a position better than 
"No. 2" on the bill, as it was placed 
this week. The act opens (the girls 
clad in motoring apparel) with a song 
in which the three acquit themselves 
creditably, followed by a duet semi- 
conversational number by the girls, 
which brings quite a few laughs. Mr. 
Farnon did not fare as well with his 
e ingle number securing little applause. 
With a better song he should be able 
to interest his audience more. There 
is no reason to tell the audience both 
of the girls are unmarried. The 
act closes with a trio and a dance in 
which the girls slap Farnon on the 
back frequently with much vigor. His 
Bide remarks asking them to "go easy" 
were fairly good comedy. For an 
encore there is a quarrel on the stage, 
Farnon accusing one of the girls of 
"calling him down" in the entrance 
before all the other artists and states 
he is going to quit the act. This leads 
to a good-bye song that is well worth 
while Farnon making his exit through 
the audience, carrying his suit case, 
and coming in on the last good-bye 
chorus from the rear of the house. 



De Renzo and La Doe. 
Double Trapeze. 
6 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Hammerstein's. 

Working with a vim and a dash, 
but lacking a high finish, De Renzo 
and La Due crowd a good routine into 
a few minutes. One of the men acts 
as a bearer during most of the tricks. 
There are several good ones, including 
a foot-to-foot hold with a long swing; 
also a neck hold with a band em- 
ployed, upon which the heads rest. 
The finish comes in a fly out which 
has been done many times, but is al- 
ways a good close. The small number 
left in Hammerstein's at the end of 
the show liked the act, although open- 
ing the bill is a better spot for it. 
It is not quite strong enough to fol- 
low a big show. Dish. 



Somers and Horton. 
Comedy, Singing and Dancing. 
13 Mins.; One. 
Small Time. 

The comedy man of this team is the 
better performer of the two. He 
has a good voice and his yodling is 
quite acceptable. There is much 
comedy that could be cut, and the 
"gags" are somewhat moss grown. The 
men work well together. The duet 
at the finish saves the act. 



Benn and Leon. 
Comedy Sketch. 
14 Mins.; Four (Parlor). 
Small Time. 

A very good act for small time. It 
brings a lot of laughs. The work by 
the two people in the sketch is rather 
clever. It is the story of the play- 
wright and his leading lady, a society 
belle. The piece had Its premier the 
night before. The critics "roasted" 
it. The actress blames the play. The 
author blames the actress. There is 
rapid action, and a good comedy finish, 
with a quick curtain. 



Ernest Scharff. 

Musical. 

13 Mins.; Four (Interior: Special Set) 

Majestic, Chicago. 

"In the Music Store" is the appro- 
priate billing which this act sails un- 
der. Scharff came across from Eu- 
rope, opened at the Columbia, St. 
Louis, played the Majestic, Milwau- 
kee, and for his third week in Amer- 
ica landed in second position on the 
local Majestic's bill Monday. He is a 
musical "jack of all trades," playing 
a score of different musical instru- 
ments and contrivances, all well 
enough to make the act pass muster. 
The setting shows the interior of a 
music store, with a well set up woman 
in attendance behind the counter. 
Scharff enters as a prospective cus- 
tomer. The various instruments are 
played after the manner of a visitor 
who has a mind to buying anything 
from kettle drums to a cornet; banjos, 
guitars, French horns, zithers, musical 
bells, musical pipes (struck by mal- 
lets), a melodeon, many types of wind 
instruments — they all look alike to 
him, and he takes a brief whack at 
all. Occasionally the lady keeper of 
the store breaks forth into gladsome 
song, neither adding to or detracting 
from the fair average merit the act 
possesses. In playing the several in- 
struments, they are introduced as a 
part of the music which the orchestra 
turns out through the act. The num- 
ber passed Monday afternoon more on 
novelty than musical excellence. 

Walt. 



The Three Bremens. 
"The Imp's Playground" (Acrobatic). 
12 Mins.; Four (Special Set). 
Fifth Avenue. 

This Is a ladder acrobatic act with 
two men and a woman. The latter, 
an assistant, really does some work. 
Billed as "The Imp's Playground," the 
set is one that represents Hades, with 
the men clad as demons. One of 
the pieces set centre has an electrical 
lighting effect, and when exploded re- 
veals the woman in white, beneath 
three ladders. The trio do a clever 
routine of balancing on the ladders, 
walking them about the stage, fol- 
lowed by the men juggling clubs and 
hoops while perched aloft. They close 
playing two mandolins and a guitar, 
with a slide down the ladders to the 
stage at the finish. It is a good act 
in Its class. 



Kingston. 

Contortionist. 

10 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Pmall Time. 

Kingston is a comedy contortionist. 
The comedy begins and ends with his 
make-up. Dressed as a clown he 
ofTers some excellent bending on a 
chair and table, and should he go in 
for a little more comedy would un- 
doubtedly show an improvement. He 
works with a slow steady gait and 
for th.nt reason fails to show any flash 
of real class, although performing 
some corking tricks. He might work 
up his best two or three a little more 
to convince bis audience they are real- 
ly difficult. Working as he does, 
everything seems easy. Kingston mad* 
a safe hit 

Wynn. 



Swift and Rhodes. 
Comedy Sketch. 
14 Mins.; One. 
Trevett, Chicago. 

Tommy Swift gained Englewood re- 
nown as a comedian with the Marlowe 
Stock Co., and has since been a vaude- 
ville "single." He was booked alone 
for the Trevett's opening bill, but by 
some rare instinct and good fortune 
decided to introduce an act which 
would employ Miss Rhodes, a beauti- 
ful red-haired girl, with big expressive 
eyes, mobile face and a stage person- 
ality decidedly winsome. Swift him- 
self is a chap of most original and in- 
ventive tact for comedy, coupled with 
a rare dual gift which gets pathos 
across without making mush of mat- 
ters. He sings mighty well, and the 
girl lends her pleasing voice to har- 
mony. The sk etch works in splendid- 
ly, a fact which should secure It de- 
sirable schedule positions. Caught 
when played only for the sixth time 
Wednesday night, the number fulfilled 
the best amusement expectations and 
should have, if merit counts for any- 
thing, not the slightest difficulty In 
landing work by the year on the best 
bills in the land. It's bound to im- 
prove in playing and even as it now 
stands is a refreshing addenda to the 
list of good, wholesome comedy acts, 
cleverly played and downright enter- 
taining. 

Walt. 



OUT OF TOWN 



George Banks. 
Monolog. 
12 Mins.: One. 
Small Time. 

Banks has one of the best routines 
heard on the small circuits in some 
time and could he deliver it a little 
better, should find no trouble in rap- 
Idly advancing. Opening with a song 
he goes into the talk, finishing with 
a song and dance. Banks is a tall, 
good looking chap, and carries about 
two hundred pounds with him but still 
with everything elwe in his favor, falls 
short on delivery. 

Wynn. 



Archie Guerln. 
Songs and Imitations. 
12 Mins.; One. 
Majestic, Chicago. 

Mr. Guerin has a local history and 
"society" standing which hopped him 
right from his position of entertaining 
his friends in the parlor to third place 
on the Majestic's Labor Day matinee 
program. He is a brother of a man 
who was shot by Mrs. Dora McDonald 
and he, and the girl who is now his 
wife, were eye witnesses to the trag- 
edy and principal testifiers for the 
State at the trial. These facts, to- 
gether with the "society"thing, must 
have prompted the engagement. It is 
said that as a boy soprano Archie has 
been on the stage before. He has 
been keen enough to feel assured that 
his excellent personality could easily 
meld into an agreeable stage prud- 
ence; and It does. He has likewise 
discovered that the easiest way Is "im- 
itations" and, provided with a good 
singing voice, a good opening song 
and "Yiddisher Rag" to finish. It *«♦ 
soft going to cop the best comedy In- 
spirations of Frank Fogarty and Joe 
Welch, help himself to a George M. 
Oman song and fix up for an encore a 



Alice Mortlock and Co. (2). 
**The Other Woman" (Comedy Drama) 
16 Mins.; Four (Parlor). 
Wigwam, San Francisco. 

Two facts are most evident in Miss 
Mortlock's present offering, lack of 
action and a character entirely un- 
sulted to her, being devoid of the 
light airy comedy elements in which 
she should appear more to advantage. 
The action of the story opens In the 

• 

home of a physician on Christmas 
Eve. He Is compelled to catch a 
train for the city to attend a patient. 
His wife retires. Enter "The Other 
Woman" through the window to bur- 
glarize the premises. Discovered by 
the wife, the latter becomes interested 
in her prisoner, and learns she has 
been driven to steal by desperate need 
of nourishment and medical attention 
for another. Sympathetically the wife 
draws forth her story dating back 
five years when a young and trusting 
girl was secretly wedded to a young 
physician who shortly after deserted 
her. Subsequent dialog discloses that 
she is talking with the present wife 
of her former husband. This know- 
ledge she keeps to herself. Hubby 
returns, having missed the train, and 
is informed the caller is a patient. The 
wife leaves them alone. Consterna- 
tion for him, and more dialog for 
her. He writes a check for $600 
which she accepts. More dialog and 
pleading and she finally agrees, for 
the sake of his wife, to say nothing. 
With a triumphant and laughing fare- 
well she informs him he has been free 
for four years she having secured a 
divorce a year after his desertion. 
Again married, the check she accepted 
Is for the aid of her husband, who is 
helpless. A pretty curtain with the 
doctor and his wife and child grouped 
about the Christmas true proves a 
good applause winner. In light, 
youthful comedy, free from any heavy 
emotional qualities, Miss Mortlock 
bhould find her forte. Excellent sup- 
port Is accorded in the present of- 
fering. 

Fountain. 



Frank Milton and De Long Sisters. 
Hinging, Talk and Instrumental. 
20 Mins.; Full Stage (Interior). 
Chutes, San Francisco. 

"Twenty Minutes Lay-Over at Al- 
falfa Junction" by J. A. Murphy of 
Adam Sowerguy fame, has proven one 
of the most enjoyable offerings at this 
house since it opened. Ripe with 
humorous bits, the laughter is con- 
tinuous. Built solely along burlesque 
lines, it is In good hands, all having 
a thorough experience In this line of 
work. Milton as a "Rube" station 
master, Is a laugh every moment. 
He blends an apparently unconscious 
smattering of a "Nance," which alone 
(Continued on page 23.) 



Jack Hazard, In "The Candy Shop," 
and then step forth to "imitate." His 
imitations are about as close to com- 
mendable achievement as comes his 
originality, but the Majestic audience 
gave Mm four cells before he came 
through with his encore, so what's the 
answer? 

WaU. 



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VARIETY 



HAMMERSTEIN'S. 

Heat, a holiday audience and Dr. Per- 
rln were too much for Hainmersteln's 
opening bill in the theatre, after the 
roof season. The audience was too 
warm to pay any particular attention 
lo what was going on on the stage. 
The house was not big for a holiday, 
but very good considering the weather 
Tho bill appears to be all right and 
under ordinary circumstances would 
make an amusing program. 

Harry Hirsch (New Acta) opened, 

followed by the Carbrey Bros., who 
did not work as well as usual. As team 
dancers there are none better than the 
Carbrey boys, who seem to improve 
in their stapping each time around. 
A new "loose dance" used as a finish 
should work into a very good number. 
At present it is not getting al* that it 
should. The finish needs a little at- 
tention. The dance off is not strong 
enough for what goes before. 

Bonita, assisted by Lew Hearn, 
doesn't seem able to quite reach the 
mark. The audience liked the act 
fairly well, but it needs a certain 
something which they have never had 
in the several offerings tried in vaude- 
ville the past couple of seasons. It 
may be that they are too prone to 
stick to burlesque business, at any 
rate it would be a change to try 
something away from that and see 
how it would do. A good comedy 
sketch might be the proper caper. 
Bonita is wearing a couple of stunning 
costumes and is singing attractively. 

Frank Tlnney. "No. 4," playing 
at Hammersteln's and also the Al- 
hambra, will have a very busy time 
if the weather man is not more kind 
towards the end of the week. Tln- 
ney is away from all the other black- 
face comedians. His original style of 
working, with a keen wit which never 
overlooks th. opportunity of digging 
a laugh, makes him a refreshing, wel- 
come number. Struggling against 
odds, Tlnney pulled out a good size hit 
and came back to do his funny 
speech. 

Dr. Perin (new acts) closed the first 
half. 

The Three Keatons opened after 
the interval and were one of the 
show's big hits. Buster and Joe 
whooped It up some for twenty 
minutes or more. Buster Is be- 
coming a big boy, but Joe is still 
able to throw him about, and the kid 
is fast developing into a first rate 
tumbler. A bit of new business with 
the brooms is extremely funny. Fa- 
ther and son have lots of fun with it. 
Buster sang a couple of songs after 
the act proper was over, and in doing 
a little burlesque on Dr. Perin, put 
something over. Buster should be al- 
lowed to carry the burlesque further; 
it Is a chance that may never come 
again. 

James F. Dooley and Corinne Sales 
had rough hoeing. Dooley finally 
managed to squeeze out with Miss 
Sales always looming up big in the 
audience's eye. Dooley following 
Tinney or the reverse, would have cost 
cither the score. 

Avon Comedy Four, and De Kenzo 
and La Due were the others. The lat- 
ter new acts. Dash. 



FIFTH AVENUE. 

The show at the Fifth Avenue this 
week has no extraordinary box- office 
attraction, unless the Spooners can 
be depended upon to pull the money. 
On Monday night the house was only 
half full, with no Spoomer following 
in evidence. The bill is an even run- 
ning one without credit due to the 
management. With rearrangement 
the acts could have shown to much 
better advantage. 

The hit of the evening was scored 
by Gene Green (New Acts). Oscar 
Lorraine had second place in the fa- 
vor of the holiday audience. His vio- 
lin playing was delightful and the im- 
personation of the gypsy, Rigo, play- 
ing Lorraine's own composition 
"Stewed Prunes," a "rag" melody, was 
extremely laughable, and brought re- 
peated encores, which Lorraine ack- 
nowledged by playing "Dreamland." 

The Spooners, Edna May and her 
mother with a supporting cast of four, 
appeared In "An Obstinate Family" 
a one act farce, that has a number of 
real laughable situations. The act 
was well received. 

Joseph Hart's "The Little Stranger" 
is still the gripping little duo- 
log it was when first presented, 
although slightly weakened by the re- 
placing of Wm. Rosell in the role of 
the young southern horse owner, by 
George Pierce. Mr. Pierce does not 
put the proper amount of enthusiasm 
into the description of the horse race. 
The honors of the sketch go entirely to 
Paul Dullzell in the role of the broken 
down trainer. 

The Six Musical Cuttys "No. 4," did 
very well. This act is a standard one 
that goes along year after year. 

Bedini and Arthur are always laugh 
getters, and this week at the Fifth 
Avenue is no exception. They are on 
early, and have no opportunity to bur- 
lesque any of the acts on the bill with 
them. They close in one with a few 
minutes of comedy slight-of-hand 
work to give an opportunity for the 
setting of the stage in full for the 
Cuttys. 

The Clark Sisters and Billy Far- 
num (New Acts) "No. 2," were worthy 
of a better position. Chassino, who 
opened the show has a good act for 
that position on the bill, he is a shad- 
owgraphlst and does a novelty turn 
of that sort. The Mangean Troupe, 
billed to close the performance were 
not in evidence, In their stead the 
Three Bremens (New Acts), appeared 
in a novelty acrobatic turn. 

The management of the Fifth Ave- 
nue has taken upon itself this week 
to forecast in the program Just how 
sood certain of the acts will "go," but 
the audience did not seem to agree 
with them. 



Edward E. Pidgeon, through his at- 
torneys, House, Grossman & Vorhaus, 
late last week, served William Mor- 
ris, president of William Morris, Inc., 
with a summons and complaint in a 
suit for $925, alleged back salary due. 
Pidgeon, until a year ago, was the 
general press representative of Wil- 
liam Morris, Inc. The claim based 
upon the difference between $125 
weekly, which Mr. Pidgeon received, 
and $150 per week, which Pidgeon al- 
leges should have been paid him. 



OLYMPIA, PARIS. 

Paris, Aug. 25. 
Never has the Olympia been so 
crowded as on Aug. 19, when "it re- 
opened for the season. The Olympia 
has a monster program and business is 
at present a record one for the time 
of the year. 'The Butterfly Ballet" 
("Paplllon d'Or") is a revised edition 
of one of Leopold Wenzel's produc- 
tions in London, but it is much cur- 
tailed and even Improved by the mas- 
ter hand of Alfredo Curtl, though the 
stage of the Olympia is somewhat 
small for such a big show. Wenzel 
has rewritten his music, and conducts 
the orchestra in person. It is pretty, 
and even classical In parts. 

Yetta Rianza ably dances the title 
role; Slgnor Ettore Caorsi as a grass- 
hopper, and Farembach, as a natural- 
ist, are not so striking. Particularly 
noteworthy, however, are Adelina Fer- 
rando, as a silver moth, and Lilian 
Graham, as a boy. These principals 
are well supported by a capable corps 
de ballet, chiefly recruited in Italy, 
among whom is Mile. Curtl. 

The headliner is a monkey, "Prince 
Charles," the property of Herr Direk- 
tor Seeth, of Frankfort, and it is the 
cleverest animal we have had in Paris. 
"Charles" knocks Seeth's other 
'monks," "Mr. and Mme. X" (booked 
for the Alhambra for September) into 
a cocked hat, but he has some business 
of a rather risky nature, which he has 
been wont to give in Germany. This 
may have pleased in central Europe, 
but it would not go in Paris, and Mar- 
inelli on seeing the stage effect imme- 
diately had it cut out. 

Red ford and Winchester are two 
comic jugglers who play here for the 
first time, and I ween it will not be 
the last. They "make good" in every 
sense of the phrase. 

The Four Harveys are prodigious on 
the wire. Harry de Coe comes direct 
from New York, and gives some bal- 
ancing feats on chairs which have not 
been seen In Europe hitherto. The 
two clowns Gaud schmidt (though not 
precisely new as acrobats), with a 
sagacious poodle', earn much genuine 
applause in addition to the rumpus of 
the claque. The Two Palnieys and 
May are clever jumpers in barrels — at 
least one of the men is, for Miss May 
does little more than arrange the prop- 
erties, while the other has some eccen- 
tric "business." They give an excel- 
lent act. 

The Arab troupe of Bobker Ben All 
is well known at this establishment, 
and have the same clever unrefined 
feats as before. They are noteworthy 
in turning somersaults and forming 
human pyramids. 

Mile. Kandela is a new bare feet 
danseuse, who would have made a 
sensation a few years back, but whose 
terpsichoreau study is too mournful 
for Paris today. 

Mahatma is a prestidigator of no 
mean order, and Bianca Aurora a 
pretty Italian clianteuse. 

The evening closes with moving pic- 
tures of the recent aeroplane flights. 
Aubrun, Leblanc and Lcgagneux. the 
latest French champions, occupied a 
box at the Olympia at the opening and 
formed an interesting part of the 
show. Kti\. 



COLONIAL. 

The warm weather at the opening 
of the regular vaudeville season did 
things to all theatres, including the 
Colonial. Labor Day commenced the 
season. The attendance of the first 
three nights would have about made 
one usual Colonial audience. 

For an opening week's bill the pro- 
gram does not look impressive, and it 
doesn't play any better. Three sketches 
are too many for one program at any 
time, especially when two are of the 
heavy type. Perhaps "The Carnival of 
Roses" might not be properly called 
a sketch, but it is the same thing, 
with the pathetic pantomime finish. 

Carrie De Mar Is topping the bill 
and putting over a dandy act. Miss 
De Mar sang five songs. Each was ap- 
preciated and liked by the audience. 
The songs are all dressed properly and 
beautifully. There is no fuss about 
things, they run into each other with- 
out delay. A couple of the changes 
excited comment. Probably the best 
liked, after the seasick number which 
is a good substitute for "Lonesome 
Flossie," was the Chantecler. 

Mile. La Gai has an interesting little 
pantomime in "The Carnival of Roses." 
Jules La Bart gives the star invalu- 
able aid in the dancing and panto- 
mime work. The scene at the Carni- 
val might be worked into a livelier af- 
fair and there might be a few more 
people employed in that scene, if only 
to dress the stage. The eight dancers 
employed look a bit skimpy for a reg- 
ular Carnival. 

Charles L. Gill and players held the 
attention with "The Devil, The Ser- 
vant and The Man," an odd fantasy 
not unlike in theme to a sketch played 
for some time in vaudeville by Edward 
Keough. Charles Gill does very well 
when himself, but as a "souse" is not 
convincing. C. H. O'Donnell has the 
more difficult role, "The Servant," 
with which he does fairly well. 

The third sketch is a comedy one, 
played by Eva Taylor and Co. On 
"No. ,V the piece "His American Girl" 
went through very well. A second 
sight of the English Johnny role 
doesn't make it look any better. The 
rest will do very nicely. 

Clark and Bergman did exceedingly 
well. The pair have a good, light, 
breezy offering, and good vaudeville 
entertainment. On "No. 2" it put the 
audience in a good humor for what 
was to follow. A parody medley is 
the only objection. They don't need 
it and it leans the wrong way. 

Harry Lester did very well, securing 
a great deal out of an idea taken from 
Johnnie Neff. Lester after each bit 
goes over to a piano as if to play it. 
and then runs into his next number 
without playing. Neff doesn't use a 
piano, but he does use every other in- 
strument in the same way. The usual 
imitations, finishing with Billy Clif- 
ford, make up Lester's routine. 

Herbert's Dogs opened, and the El- 
ton Polo Troupe closed. Avery and 
Hart, colored, also appeared. 

Dash. 



Mr. and Mrs. .1. Ilenncr, of San 

Francisco, are in New York on a visit. 
Mr. Benner is interested in the Wil- 
liam Morris Western circuit of vaude- 
ville theatres. • 



VARIETY 



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OUR MISS GIBBS. 

Charles Frohman erred in adopting 
the full title of the English show, 
now at the Knickerbocker. As casted 
by the American manager, it should 
have been plain "Miss Gibbs." In 
London, the musical comedy is called 
"Our Miss Gibbs." Over there, the 
piece is probably a better entertain- 
ment. As at present played no one 
on this side will want to claim owner- 
ship of Mary Gibbs. 

It seems a pity that what is a good 
show, and may have been so accepted 
at its opening, can be spoiled by one 
person. It's so, however. Pauline 
Chase in the principal role (Mary 
Gibbs) is utterly unsuited for it in 
every way. Mr. Frohman brought 
Miss Chase back to New, York for the 
production. Had he spent a little 
time in his own country, or had his 
lieutenants seek out people who could 
have taken care of their allotments, 
Mr. Frohman would have been vastly 
better off in actresses and actors for 
the "Gibbs" show. 

The role Miss Chase does so badly 
looks as though written for Bessie 
Wynn. Miss Wynn could have be- 
come "Miss Gibbs" without trying. 
Then over one-half of the manager's 
troubles would have been over and he 
would have had a drawing card, as 
well. 

For were the principal character of 
the piece handled as it should be, the 
Knickerbocker play would be a faster 
show. Now the piece slows down 
from the start, and maintains a slow 
pace all through. There is no en- 
couragement for anyone to work hard. 
In the second (and last) act, the ac- 
tion almost stops; the numbers evi- 
dence no life, and what seemed a 
possibility from the first act, despite 
the handicaps, drops so far that the 
audience carries away a poor impres- 
sion. 

Miss Chase is not the only weak 
spot. None of the English people, 
(important for the production) with 
two exceptions, do overmuch for the 
success the show can not achieve, as 
now constituted. The exceptions are 
Fred Wright, Jr., and Jean A. Ayl- 
win. Two others, both Americans, 
make a score. They are Bert Leslie 
and Gertrude Vanderbilt. 

Mr. Leslie makes his comedy 
character of an American "crook" 
in London stand out. He plays 
it "straight," interjects his own 
slang, and draws laughs whenever in 
sight. Mr. Wright has a "fat part," 
that of a Yorkshire lad. There is 
enough comedy, were everything else 
equal. It is in a number with him 
that Miss Vanderbilt partakes in the 
hit of the show. This occurs in a 
song and dance, "Come. Tiny Gold- 
fish to Me." It is about fifty minutes 
after the curtain rises that the couple 
have the duet. Previously several 
songs had been sung. One is "Mary," 
by Miss Chase. "Mary" is the musical 
gem of the score and the song hit of 
the show in London, where "Our Miss 
Gibbs" has been running for a couple 
of years. 

The spot is ready made for the 
Wright, Jr.-Vanderbilt incident. Al- 
though this does not detract from 
their performance. Later on in an 
interpolated Irish dance, Miss Vander- 
bilt again scores. If the worst should 



happen, Mr. Frohman might allow 
Gertrude to take a fling at the role 
now fruitlessly essayed by Miss Chase. 

A stunning looking brunett, Miss 
Aylwin alternates between a French 
and a Scotch girl. As the former she 
sings "Hats," also interpolated. It 
is an ordinary number, much after 
the similar one which Jesse Lasky 
gave vaudeville in "At the Waldorf," 
but Mr. Frohman advertises no mil- 
liner. In the second act Miss Aylwin, 
in kilts, sings a Scotch song, not very 
well as far as the dialect is concerned, 
but with a peachy swinging walk, 
she receives a couple of encores 
through the use of a small boy at the 
finish. 

Following the "Goldfish" song, Mr. 
Leslie walks on with another hit in 
leading "Will You Sing This Glee 
With Me." It is Wilkie Bard's song, 
with all Bard's "business." Mr. Leslie 
sends it over quite well. He is again 
concerned in a comic number called 
"Gentlemen," which has six male 
principals and something approaching 
funny "business" connected with it; 
also Leslie and Wright have "A Little 
Change" just before the finale of the 
second act. 

The "numbers" throughout the 
evening, barring the musicalness of 
several (written by the authors of 
"The Arcadians") have nothing, 
other than dancing here and there. 
No novelty is seen at any time in the 
staging. When Miss Chase sings 
"Moonstruck" as the Pajama Girl" 
(her American record, from "The 
Liberty Belles") with girls behind 
her she swung alone out over the au- 
dience. One swing and hers, only 
was in sight. For a "Broadway pro- 
duction," this seemed a childish effort 
at staging, almost amateurish. No 
encore followed, nor was any number 
led by Miss Chase recalled unless 
someone assisting her could "make 
it go." 

In the English show "Moonstruck" 
is sung in "Yama" costumes. Since 
it is the one real lively song of the 
piece to have it "flop" as it does over 
here means considerable. 

Ernest Lambert an Englishman 
who has been on this side for some 
time has an excellent part as some 
titled personage. He merely walks 
through it giving, what might be 
labelled a fair performance, but at 
the same time missing a chance to 
make something big of the charac- 
ter. Julia James in a small role, did 
nicely enough in a small way scoring 
with dancing at her single opportun- 
ity. 

All the dancing "made good." There 
wasn't much else to applaud. Kitty 
Mason, a Gaiety Theatre (London) 
dancer had to bow several times after 
gracefully and prettily dancing over 
the stage in the last act. 

Of chorus girls, there are some 
thirty-four, with eight or ten men. 
Among the girls are about eight dandy 
blondes, Americans from their looks. 
The Girls are used in sets. Another 
set is composed of eight brunetts. 
probably brought over from England, 
and also probably taken oiif"of a Til- 
ler school there. Nowhere else can 
it be imagined they could have been 
secured. These girls are useless, and 
for that matter, little is secured from 
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SWKKTKST GIRL IN PA1U8. 

Chicago, Sept. 8. 

"The Sweetest Girl in Paris," styled 
a "fable-play with music," written by 
Addison Burkhardt, with verses by 
Colin Davis and music by Joseph E. 
Howard, is the attraction at the La 
Salle. From the demonstrations of 
approval which was bestowed upon the 
total result last Friday evening an- 
other "La Salle success" is on for a 
run. 

To the entertainment ensemble, by 
permission of B. C. Whitney, so reads 
the program, Gub Sohlke has contrib- 
uted an arrangement of numbers. 
They Sohlkesque in most particulars, 
the effect running to groupings rather 
than spreads, with carts, ribbons and 
trundling contrivances rung in to build 
up the embellishments for "girl" pic- 
tures. There is one radical novelty 
in "I Love Them All From A to Z," 
the best number John E. Young has to 
lead. As one of tne encores tne 
girls are discovered with only, their 
heads showing above the stage, lined 
across. With the house and stage 
otherwise dark, the lights thrown 
upon the row of smiling faces and 
bobbing curls, is the most effective 
chorus feature ot the production. 

Mr. Young, has another good num- 
ber in "Nothing Too Good for You, 
Dear." A third which takes promi- 
nence on merits Mid chorus effects is 
Trixie Friganzi's 'Don't Forget the 
Number," at the tag ot the show. To 
back Zoe Barnett in "Mary! Mary!" 
the choristers are introduced, some 
as horses, with manes and tails, an 
effect not so well done as when seen 
in a burlesque show, this and last sea- 
son. It originated on the other side 
of the ocean. Otherwise the num- 
bers pass to Sohlke's credit after the 
usual Sohlke manner. A rather heavy 
f-train for effect is in "Weather Man" 
led by Miss Barnett, with herself and 
(horus in rain-coats. The umbrellas 
spout showers of water, and with 
"snow" introduced as an encore, 
leaves a mussy stage for the rest of 
the act. 

The costuming locks good enough, 
but at no time do the gowns raise an 
"Ah!" or "Oh!" of admiration. If one 
should view the same kind of enter- 
tainment at a burlesque house, they 
would discover that the La Salle ward- 
robe is considerable of a "hold-out" 
when compared with the dressing of 
some "Wheel" shows. The girls, like 
most of the fair 'villagers" who have 
< ongregated on tnis stage for years, 
are a classy bunch. Good looks are 
pretty evenly distributed, but there 
•ire two who flash early on view in blue 
tights. They rather distance the 
charms of their associates. Only In 
;his brief interval, and for these two 
girls, do tights ingratiate themselves; 
the wardrobe otherwise runs to full, 
half and quarter length for charm dis- 
plays. 

Miss Frignnzi, ouhhlirig, effervescent 
and comical is the life of the party. 
Second only because of a less favor- 
able opportunit\ comes Cathiyn Rowe 
Palmer. The two women are a com- 
edy host. Like other principals l r i 
the piece who have won their spurs 
in vaudeville. Miss Friganzl adds to 
her shire of the book by Interpolating 
lines and business from her specialty 



to further her cause; and therefrom 
comes some of her best laughs. She 
even trots out one of her vaudeville 
gowns to grace the occasion. Trixie 
is half the show, and would better be 
made safely congenial in her sur- 
roundings else she escape and leave 
{.n insatiable vacrum in the proceed- 
ings. 

Miss Palmer is consistently funny 
in every move and every line. Her 
make-up to begin with is a cleverly 
levised comicality, her eccentric 
methods are artistic to a degree and 
were it not for a tendency toward 
too much facial contortion only an ar- 
rant fault-finder could disagree with 
anything she does. She dances near 
the end of the first act. There is no 
dancer save Miss Palmar in the pro- 
duction, and it would seem good show- 
manship to let this clever girl unlim- 
ber her heels more. Cathryn is a hit 
all by herself as Lho wanders through 
the maze of girls and song. 

"Alec" Carr, of old, or Alexander of 
now, is a good actor and he proves it 
in bolstering into the lead of male 
achievements a role none too long and 
which might fail to convince in legs 
skilfull hands. Carr gets only one 
mark of demerit; he strays away from 
his Italian dialect before he has the 
craft fairly launched. For the most 
part his talk is more Hebrew than 
Italian, but that matters not bo long 
he gets the laughs — and that he 
to the last wrinkle. Not the 
least of his fun is provoked by the 
tangled epigrams which made "The 
End of the World" funny. 

To be almost constantly in evidence 
without tiring the beholder seems a 
mark of obvious talent; a fact which 
makes John E. Young more than ful- 
fill tradition as established on this 
stage by Cecil Lean. Young is of 
the fulsom physique which typifies 
the La Salle-lost Cecil. Alice York 
with fine wardrobe and bunches of 
diamonds looks the name part, sings 
well and generally passes require- 
ments. A special word of praise for 
good work is due S. C. Sandgran 
who plays a Paris policeman with a 
new conception of the "sissy" char- 
acter; there is no v/ork more artistic 
by any of the principals than Sand- 
gran put across in this character. He 
is a nov lty "nance." 

The book is made clever by interpo- 
lations; the music, like all of Joe 
Howard's studies at the jiano, seems 
to come from several different direc- 
tions twisted cleverly enough to dis- 
guise their origin to anybody but a 
"music sleuth" of keen scent. The 
tunes whistle easily and sound well 
when sen 1 across by the La Salle vo- 
ealists; and Just to make sure that 
everybody gets all of them tnto their 
heads encores are easily gained 
through an accommodating director. 

Walt. 



ash 
doeB 



Zoncy Vevey and Max Erard closed 
their engagement with William Mor- 
ris last week at the American, Chi- 
cago, and sailed for England Tues- 
day. Miss Vevey was offered a con- 
tinuation of ten weeks by the Mor- 
ris office, but owing to time booked in 
England, could not accept. Next 
season she will return with an en- 
tirely new act. 



20 



VARIETY 



ROBINSON CRUSOE GIRLS. 

There is a strong mixture of good, 
bad and Indifferent In Charles Rob- 
inson's new show. There is no par- 
ticular part good, bad or otherwise. 
Some of the numbers are good, others 
poor, and the same may be said of the 
comedy. 

In the latter department it all rests 
upon Charlie Robinson, who besides 
being the star of the troupe, produced 
the pieces and also, in conjunction 
with Matt Woodward, wrote them. 

The pieces answer well enough in 
themselves. It is merely a matter 
of working out as to what they will 
bring. The opening is "Lost, a Mil- 
lion Dollars." with what the program 
calls a "cafe scene." The set amounts 
to little. The story is the old Idea 
of the tramp palmed off, thiB time, 
as a millionaire. 

The burlesque is "Cohen in China- 
town," written around Robinsofi's He- 
brew character. There is nothing 
particularly funny in the book and 
whatever laughs are forthcoming, Rob- 
inson will have the credit for. 

The numbers for the most part lack 
life and animation. It is not the 
fault of the eighteen girls carried, but 
from the selection of the songs. 
The girls have been pretty well drilled 
and for all around good looks will not 
be beaten much in burlesque this sea 
son. The numbers should be shifted 
about to bring the chorus more into 
prominence. They are not bringing 
their full worth at present, and the 
show could stand some bringing. "Un- 
der the Yum Yum Tree," in which the 
girls did not figure at all, is the best 
number in the show. It is a duet, 
quiet, tuneful and catchy, and went 
over with the audience. 

The finale to the opening piece gives 
the first half a corking finish. The girls 
carry dress-suit cases which open up, 
and when placed together make an 
automobile. It brought two or three 
curtains. In the second half a num- 
ber in which the girls change from 
sombre dresses to tights on the stage 
does very well as something a little 
out of the ordinary. A Scotch num- 
ber Is spoiled entirely through the 
young women having an idea it is 
funny to allow their hair to fall down 
during the dancing. If the hair fall- 
ing were omitted, the number would 
get what it deserves. The costumes 
go with the rest of things as "so-so." 
There are one or two very pretty, a 
couple unsightly, and the rest averag- 
ing. 

Mr. Robinson is the principal prin- 
cipal. There is no mistaking it. He 
is on the stage almost continuously in 
both pieces, beside from twelve to fif- 
teen minutes in the olio. A good 
comedian without question, Robinson 
is too much before the audience to 
get away as he should. He is work- 
ing under a handicap almost certain 
to swamp any comedian. Both as a 
tramp and a Hebrew, he works well 
and is funny, although in both he 
could well clean up on his dressing. 
The tramp get-up is untidy with 
carelessness about buttons being but- 
toned, etc. Robinson is too much 
a comedian to allow a thing of this 
sort to take away from the good im- 
pression. 

Ida Emerson's dressing further ac- 
centuates the untidiness of the star. 



and it takes away from the double 
work between the pair, of which there 
is much and really the best portion 
of the show. Coming down to women 
in burlesque, Ida Emerson has it very 
near her own way. Possessing nat- 
ural good looks, a charming person- 
ality with a pretty singing voice her 
entrances are looked forward too, and 
s-he easily edges her way on even 
terms with the star. Although leading 
several numbers, Miss Emerson has 
little to do, or at least it seemed so. A 
great chance is lost in not bringing 
Miss Emerson into the "business," al- 
though this is partly due to there 
being only one comedian. Working 
with a couple of comedians, she would 
fit in great. Just the proper idea 
of burlesque which so many fall short 
of getting is a natural gift with Miss 
Emerson, and she should be allowed 
to display It. A wardrobe that would 
do honor to a leading woman in a 
problem play would run second to the 
clothes that Miss Emerson disports. 

May Belle makes a very good run- 
ning mate for Ida. A little away 
from the soubret type, May is lively 
and gingery. She leads many num- 
bers and changes her costumes as 
many times, always reappearing 
spick acid span, and carrying her sev- 
eral different colored tights in capi- 
tal style. Miss Belle has a good 
voice, which she lets out with Judg- 
ment and her vocal efforts are far in 
advance of the usual soubret. 

There are no other women princi- 
pals. In fact there are no other men 
with much to do. Harry Hills in a 
"straight" role figures more than the 
others. A good delivery and pleasant 
manner make him satisfactory. Tom 
Barrett, George Clark, Joe Allen and 
Phil Dalton enter in a small way only. 

The olio is not strong. Unless 
something more weighty is carried, it 
would be well to drop the vaudeville 
section, extending the pieces to take 
up the time. 

Lew Palmer, a young boy billed as 
a "juggler from the Follies Bergere, 
Paris," opened the olio with some 
fairly good juggling which does not get 
anything like it should through the 
poor manner of selling. Some ginger 
and style is what is most needed by 
the boy. 

Barrett and Belle passed away an 
amusing ten minutes. Barrett's good 
dancing, with the songs and comedy, 
pulled things through nicely. 

Miss Emerson and Mr. Hills have 
just sort of put something together 
for the show. The act, consisting of 
a couple of songs put over in the best 
of style shouldn't be in the olio. The 
songs should be in the show proper, 
where they would get more and help 
things along. From Hill's work here, 
he should be allowed to do more in 
the pieces. Hills seems to have a 
real idea of comedy, and should make 
a good light comedian. 

Allen and Clark and Charlie Rob- 
inson finish off the vaudeville section. 
The former have a comedy musical 
act, securing about what it deserves. 

Robinson has the material with 
which to build up a good show, but 
it will take some building and some 
judgment in the handling. Another 
comedian is need to aid the star. There 
is too much Robinson at present. 

D<uh. 



PAT WHITE'S GAIETY GIRLS. 

Pat White is the entire life and gin- 
ger of his "Gaiety Girls" show this sea- 
son. Mr. White need not fear that any 
of his associates in the company could 
outshine him in any way, even if they 
had all the dialog in the book. White 
is genuinely funny throughout the 
show, although given to the rather lib- 
eral use of profanity. The company 
outside of the principal has no one 
that stands forth among the male 
members, and the females contain no 
star among them. 

The woman principals all seem to 
have been chosen for looks and shape- 
liness, rather than for vocal or hls- 
tronic ability, with the exception of 
Mme. Gorgette, the prima donna. In 
addition to possessing a voice she has 
enough ability to act a little, although 
not given many opportunities. 

The first part is taken up by the 
story of the trials and tribulations of 
one Casey (Mr. White) who has re- 
cently been elected to the Board of Al- 
dermen, and is trying to break into so- 
ciety. His foil is a German brewer, 
Rudolph Dinkelspiel (Fred Humes). 
The two are present at a dinner given 
to Casey by admiring friends at a 
"swell hotel." 

The show starts with the prepara- 
tions for the dinner. The opening 
chorus is a society medley in which 
the "show girls" try to wear evening 
gowns with distressing effect. This is 
followed by "Jungle Land," led by 
Margie Catlin. While the chorus is 
working behind her, Margie stands in 
one spot. 

White's entrance follows a song 
sung by Ellen Casey (Anna Grant), 
a blond of pleasant personality. 
White's song is "The Boss of the 
Town" in which he gets a lot of 
laughs. After that number, things 
happen quickly. He and Dinkelspiel 
bring the, major portion of the ap- 
plause and laughs. Marty Ward, as 
Luke Warm, has nothing to do with 
the plot or story, through a "sissy" 
type he caught the fancy with a popu- 
lar hurrah number "Gee, Ain't Amer- 
ica a Grand Old Place." 

Alvora, programed Mile. La Belle, a 
dancer, throws in a few steps when- 
ever things lag. She is a rather 
clever toe and acrobatic worker, but 
there is a little too much suggestive- 
ness about her "wiggling." Her 
"cooch" in the finale of the first part 
is also suggestive. 

In the first part there is a bur- 
lesque boxing bout, which, if properly 
handled, could get more laughs, al- 
though White personally, as one of 
the combatants, secures all possible 
out of his end. The finale is led by 
Miss Grant who makes a stunning 
appearance in black spangled tights. 
The chorus of ten "show girls" and 
six "ponies," have much to do. They 
make five changes in the first part, 
some so close together the smaller 
girls come on the stage hooking up 
their garments. "The Chanticler Rag" 
is the closing number of the first part, 
with White doing a burlesque of the 
dancer's "cooch." It didn't go. 

The show closes with a further in- 
sight into the troubles of Casey, pro- 
gramed as 'Casey at the Casino." This 
afterpiece is evidently concocted to 
give White a chance to play his very 
laughable comedy bartender. The 



scene is laid in a conventional old time 
burlesque hotel lobby and cafe. As 
usual ,a theatrical troupe rehearsing 
there. Casey tries to "butt in" and 
see the rehearsal. This he is permit- 
ted to do after having bought a half 
interest in the hotel. 

The opening chorus by the entire 
company with Its drilling and counter- 
marching, with the larger girls in 
tights and the "ponies" in maid's cos- 
tume, shows the result of careful re- 
hearsal and is very well executed. 

The entrance of White is led up to 
by Marty Ward, who plays a French 
count ordinarily. The Count, an ar- 
tist, wishes to select a model, and 
has the assistance of Casey. This 
gives opportunity to bring out several 
of the girls separately for laughs. It 
also permits the girl selected to lat- 
ter appear in tights, and pose. The 
poses were liked, although one carried 
a vulgar suggestion. 

The second part has five numbers, 
besides the opening and finale. The 
girls make several changes. There is 
little else beside the numbers and the 
funny bit of the bartender's. White 
has a spray fountain, good for much 
comedy, but he overworks it. 

The finale is brought on with a 
rush. White finishes wetting the 
stage by squirting the fountain and 
the prima donna sings "My Cavalier," 
the chorus of which is the signal for 
the dancer to come on for a Spanish 
dance, that is programed as "Ori- 
ental," at the conclusion of which the 
chorus walk on and sing the final 
number. 

The olio has five acts, all from the 
cast. Rosser and Gorgette, an oper- 
atic duo, sing several more or less up- 
to-date popular songs. Three of the 
"ponies" appear as "The Three Eng- 
lish Pansies." The girls might drop 
the singing, and go in solely for danc- 
ing. Anna Grant and Margie Cat- 
lin in a "sister act" of songs and 
talk, were the hit of this portion of 
the program, with George T. Davis, in 
illustrated songs, a close second. 
Humes and Lewis comedy acrobats, 
were also a feature of the vaudeville 
part. 



BiUJe Reeves was presented with a 
souvenir in the form of a gold medal 
by Cohan & Harris in recognition and 
appreciation of Mr. Reeves' services 
at the annual field day of the Actors' 
Fund during the past three years. 
Mr. Reeves left Sunday with "The 
Follies" for Chicago. 



Witmark A Sons have secured the 
publishing rights for the new Dilling- 
ham show, which was a big success in 
Vienna and London. The piece was 
known in Vienna as "Die Geschiedene 
Fran," and in London under the title 
of "The Girl in the Train." The piece 
Is now in rehearsal on this side. 



Yesterday (Friday) in the United 
States Circuit Court at the Post Office 
building, New York, the hearing on 
the enjolnment proceedings against 
Adele Ritchie came up. Woods, Fra- 
zee & Lederer, managers of "Madame 
Sherry" secured an order restraining 
Miss Ritchie from singing the musical 
hit of that production. 



VARIETY 



21 



THE 8ERENADERS. 

"The Serenaders" is a much bet- 
ter show than Jack Singer believes. 
This is Mr. Singer's first season with 
the former Arnold & Hynicka fran- 
chise. 

The trouble with Mr. Singer, rather 
than any unalterable fault of "The 
Serenaders" is that he compares his 
second production to his first, ("Beh- 
man Show"), the pride of burlesque 
and the originator of the present day 
innovation (if not revolution) in bur- 
lesque productions. 

As for "The Serenaders," there is 
too much good in it for the show to 
fall down. There are faults, and they 
mostly concern the cast. But the other 
things necessary to a successful enter- 
tainment are more than abundantly 
supplied, to offset a deficiency in play- 
ing, easily remedied in one of two 
ways. A month longer and "The 
Serenaders" will hit the mark, even 
the Singer mark, which is placed at 
a high altitude. 

Of the necessary attributes to a 
burlesque show, "The Serenaders" 
have for one thing, a good looking 
chorus, well drilled and willing work- 
ers. In "Dinky Doodle" sung by 
Billie Sea ton, the sixteen girls go 
through a thorough gymnastic exer- 
cise. Any stout woman in the land 
who wishes to reduce can well join 
the Singer chorus. This exertion, 
twice daily, will take all the s"per- 
fluous avoirdupois off. The girls are 
recalled for more encores than the 
work in the number legitimately can 
stand. Without any chorus men, the 
vocal effortB of the young women are 
splendid, and do much for the show 
as a whole. 

In the matter of dressing, Mr. Sing- 
er seems to have said the last word in 
the "Bird Song," closing the show. It 
may be said that nowhere in the past, 
or present, is there a dressing scheme 
to equal the expensiveness and ele- 
gance of the chorus' clothes in this 
number. Closing the show is the last 
place for it. The number will prob- 
ably be moved up to open the second 
act, and even then, it will remove from 
that position a "Grand March," led by 
Margaret H. King, in which the girls 
are handsomely costumed in Hussar 
uniforms. 

A "Flower Song," also in the second 
act, sung by Grace Vinton, is second 
only to the "Bird" number in the 
dressing of the choristers. It's too 
bad' that this number, especially 
dressed as it is with sixteen gowns, 
each different, should not have been 
held up through a -better song. 

The opening of the show has a pret- 
ty yachting costume scheme for the 
girls, and the young women make an 
electrical flag display for the first 
finale. It is the "Human Flag" idea 
from the New York Hippodrome. For 
burlesque, it is simply immense. The 
"red fire" of it is arrived at in a novel, 
unsuspected manner, and the applause 
is more for the novelty than "The 
Flag." 

Miss Seaton has an undressing num- 
ber, not unlike In idea that which Mol- 
lie Williams did once as "Anna Held" 
in the "Behman Show." Miss Seaton 
sings a song, between verses of which 
she changes gowns (behind the 
chorus) the first change being all lin- 
gerie. This is so sightly that the long 



dresses that come after, though of ex- 
pensive material, are quite lost, but a 
"pajama" finish brings an encore. Miss 
Seaton may not be blamed for return- 
ing at the finale of the second act in 
the green dress worn in the number. 
Her gowns are beyond reproach 
throughout, though she does not give 
the clothes the importance while wear- 
ing that the material and style of 
them are entitled to. 

Miss Seaton is the principal woman. 
Flaying a part is somewhat dirierent 
from appearing as a "single singer" 
and to play a role seems a task for 
this young woman. She does ever so 
much better when singing all by her- 
self upon the stage, showing the dif- 
ference when the chorus is on and off. 
Of the other two female principals, 
Miss Vinton attracts attention. She is 
a sweet looking girl, and when you 
catch a "sweet looking girl" in bur- 
lesque, she should be hung on to. 
Miss Vinton has a pretty though not 
strong voice, and is capable of han- 
dling considerable more than the man- 
agement has thrust upon her. Miss 
King leads a number, and wears a 
"hobble skirt." Last week in the 
"Rentz-Santley" show, Frankie Bailey 
wore a "hobble skirt" also. It's no 
comparison, just an Indication of the 
popularity the "hobble skirt" is going 
to attain. It may also be a hint to 
some manager to bring out right away 
a "hobble skirt" number and kill the 
thing off, so the principals now wear- 
ing them can move around the stage 
as they should. 

The book of the two-act piece, 
called "On the Ocean," is by Frank 
Kennedy and Lew Kelly. Mr. Kelly 
is the principal comedian, playing a 
"Dope Fiend." The lines Mr. Kelly 
wrote may be easily selected. There 
are many good ones during the show. 

In this character Kelly gives a first 
rate show, just how good it is can not 
be said until Kelly has a low come- 
dian and other proper people to work 
with. The atmosphere of the first act 
seems to breathe a lethargy; every- 
thing runs slow, and the "Dope 
Fiend," being naturally slow in 
speech, the entire first part drops to a 
walk before starting. This is the main 
fault, the first act needs fixing. The re- 
demption of the first will aid the sec- 
ond act, now held up by fairly good 
comedy, and the numbers. The fairly 
good comedy would be corkingly good 
with some people to work it. The "bag" 
bit in the first act did not secure a 
laugh Tuesday evening. It should be 
good for howls. 

Bobby Harrington plays a light 
comedian well, but the other members 
of the company need ginger, if nothing 
else. 

The Arlington Four, who do not ap- 
pear as principals, scored a big hit in 
the first act with their singing and 
dancing specialty, and George Arm- 
strong stopped the show along in the 
second act, with his singing monolog. 
Armstrong will not try to improve 
his dressing. While neat in his 
clothes, they are not the right clothes. 
That doesn't hurt his work, however. 
His parodies are a riot. He knows 
how to sing them, keeps his lyrics 
down to "spice" only, and has a smile 
to add to his delivery that could earn 
a hit all by itself. 

Bime. 



WASHINGTON SOCIETY GIRI£. 

Burlesque of the old school is what 
Larry Smith is offering for "The 
Washington Society Girls." Smith is 
the principal comedian, author of the 
first part and although the program 
does not give him credit for anything 
else, he is probably the producer and 
everything else to the show, which is 
lacking in many ways. 

The two scenes are the commonest 
among burlesque productions. The 
opening is "at the seashore," and the 
closing the conventional hotel thing. 
There Is nothing new in the numbers 
or comedy. In the first part, the 
dining table, set for dinner, is dragged 
down stage after each number and the 
"business" is repeated times innumer- 
able. In the burlesque the comedy 
ranks about the same. Old "hotel 
stuff" has been dug up besides a long 
bit of old Weber and FieldB comedy 
really the funniest thing in the show. 
It is the old "society gag" in which 
the comedy is a bit rough. The taking 
off of shoes and waving them before a 
woman's face is hardly to be con- 
sidered funny. 

The numbers fare little better. 
Twenty girls are carried. Ten girls 
properly trained with some idea of 
what they were doing would make a 
better showing. The girls are jump- 
ing about always and for the most 
part, are In each other's way. This 
hurts the "numbers." For looks they 
average up well, and the dressing is 
first class. 

The girls appear to be willing. It 
would need very little to make several 
of the numbers, which now pass un- 
noticed, count strongly. A "rough- 
house" number in which the come- 
dians mix in with the girls, was the 
only one to score. This required no 
staging. 

An Italian song, not over good, also 
received a couple of encores through 
a lively finish put over by the chorus. 
"Won't Be Back Until August" a bully 
number, died with the rest through 
poor handling. 

Mr. Smith as a "Dutchman" is the 
principal comedian. He is handi- 
capped greatly through lack of ma- 
terial, as are his assistants. Smith is 

4 

clean with material, only overstep- 
ping himself once, when he stoops to 
expectorate on the stage. A nasty 
bit which the other comedians accen- 
tuate by carrying the thing along. 

Charles Douglas is chief aid to 
Smith, playing an Irishman In both 
pieces. Douglas' Irishman is of the 
grotesque type and he does as well 
with it under the circumstances as 
could be expected. He figures promi- 
nently, just about sharing honors with 
Smith, although there is little to share. 
Douglas is clean in his methods, ex- 
cepting when the book demands other- 
wise. 

James Hazelton is a Frenchman in 
the opening, and a Hebrew in the af- 
terpiece. As a Frenchman he is not 
funny regardless of how good a 
Frenchman he makes. As a Hebrew he 
will not do. 

Robert Hunt plays "straight" in 
both pieces, straying away in the hotel 
pcene for a minute to do a bellboy. 
Hunt dresses and looks well and an- 
swers the purposes nicely. He has a 
good singing voice, which might be 
used to advantage during the running 



of the show. Sam Golden hat very 
little to do. He is acceptable in both 
pieces as a waiter and hotelkeeper 
respectively. 

There are only two women princi- 
pals. Here the show has its big weak- 
ness. A lively soubret is badly need- 
ed. Mamie Champion is featured 
with Smith. Miss Champion lead! 
several numbers, wears several pretty 
frocks and puts plenty of life into her 
work considering her weight. Miss 
Champion does not wear tights but a 
short bathing costume answers the 
purpose. As a leading lady, Miss 
Champion would do nicely, but she lfl 
hardly able to hold up the entire 
feminine end of a show. 

Blanche Washburn, also stout, is 
the other female t tar, and classes with 
Miss Champion. Blanche is lively, 
with little opportunity, and wears 
tights. She is all wrong in the flesh- 
ings. There is a limit to size for 
tight wearing. Miss Washburn is 
over the limit. 

Ollle Ramsey and Hester Waters 
also have minor parU, and when not 
working at them, figure in the chorus. 
The girls should be allowed more 
scope. They are nice looking, with 
an evident desire to work and could 
be placed in a manner that would help 
the shew not a little. The one num- 
ber the girls led was the musical hit 
of the evening. 

The olio is not particularly strong. 
Washburn and Douglas were slated to 
appear, but did not appear. Hazelton 
and Hunt did not get far In their com- 
edy talking act. The pair should not 
be placed to follow Billy K. Wells, 
both using medley parodies to open. 
The boys do better with the singing 
than with the talk. 

Selbini and Grovini show up like a 
house afire with their acrobatic cycling 
and juggling specialty. The couple 
have worked out a corking routine 
containing variety and novelty. They 
secure a great deal out of their snappy 
manner of working, and the .ginger 
alone makes them stand out in the 
proceedings. The act received the 
audience's hearty commendation and 
was easily the hit of the show. 

The house at the new Bronx theatre 
was extremely small, last Friday night. 



It Is decided that the Circle, New 
York, is to return to the legitimate, 
under the management of the Shu- 
berts, with Hoi lis E. Cooley as the 
manager to look after the Felix Is- 
man interests. "The Chocolate Soldier" 
will reinaugurate the "legit" regime, 
Oct. 3. 



"Pat Casey, A Rollicking Comedy" 

was the billing all over the Star the- 
atre one day last week. Mr. Casey 
had sent a sketch uptown to "show." 
Over the telephone the house staff 
was informed it was "Pat Casey's 
sketch," and they billed it that Sower- 
guy way. 



Frank Hilton, last season with "The 
"Squaw Man," will take the "straight" 
in Ed. Gallager's "Battle of Too 
Soon," with John T. Tlamion contin- 
uing in the comedy role. Jack Mat- 
thews, formerly of the act, will Join 
Joe Barrett (of the original team, Gal- 
lager and B.irrett). 



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VARIETY 



MARATHON GIRLS. 

Burlesque shows have turned up 
from time to time with after pieces 
that leaned very strongly towards 
farce. "The Marathon Girls" has an 
out and out farce starting the proceed- 
ings. The idea seems all wrong. It 
starts the show off slowly, the best 
way to give a poor first impression. 
In this case the farce is not of the 
best. 

Frank Graham is responsible for the 
piece, called "The Kentucky Girl." 
The chorus is used from time to time, 
but not enough. They make only a 
couple of costume changes. The piece 
contains no comedian, and depends 
entirely upon its playing to bring 
laughs. That is what a good many 
Broadway shows are doing that do not 
carry choruses nor have music, so why 
not allow them the field. 

There is hardly a laugh in the first 
part aside from one or two gained 
through two minor characters working 
in black face (man and woman) who 
should have been allowed more free- 
dom. 

Intermission follows the first part, 
after which comes the olio. The olio 
mixes things up a bit. Lillian Le Roy 
opens with a couple of songs which pass 
her through nicely. Frank Graham and 
Edith Randall follow with travesty 
bits that answer very well, but the two 
are prominent in the pieces and the 
olio adds it on thickly. 

Then the mixup. "No. 3" in the 
olio is "A Breath of the Desert," noth- 
ing more or less than a third bur- 
lesque. This opens in "one" where a 
quartet in Arabian attire oblige, after 
which a sandstorm is supposed to oc- 
cur, in which the chorus rushes across 
the stage. The full stage set shows 
the interior of Chief Mogul's Palace. 
Several specialties are introduced here 
to please His Majesty, and it is the 
most enjoyable portion of the "enter- 
tainment. Between each of the spe- 
cialties a girl with a gilt covering 
poses. It is neatly introduced and 
splits the specialties up well. 

Rose Mazette (formerly of Mazuz 
and Mazette) does neat contortions. 
The Von Serley Sisters pass nicely 
with a fast Hungarian dance. The 
sisters work independently of the 
chorus in the show, and get a good 
deal out of their gingery manner. The 
Alcrons in dancing and acrobatics also 
did nicely here. As a finale, all jump 
in for a rousing finish. 

During the running of this piece, it 
became necessary for one of the men 
to announce it was not the finish of 
the performance. 

Harry Campbell and Blanche Curus 
followed the big number in a comedy 
talking act, patterned closely after 
McMahon and Chappelle. The couple 
do well with it and were a hit. Miss 
Curtis looked exceedingly well In a 
stylish black gown and large picture 
hat. 

Closing the olio Sherman and Luken 
fared much better than was to be ex- 
pected with a Rice and Provost comedy 
acrobatic act. The straight man is an 
excellent tumbler and if the comedian 
would decide to get more comedy out 
of the acrobatics and get away from 
the familiar falls and clowning, the 
act would add to its value. 

The burlesque comes nearer to the 
burlesque idea. That is probably why 



it was liked better by the house. "Red 
Feather" is the name of an Indian 
maiden, and of the piece. Everything 
about the place is Indian. It is a good 
scheme, but not well worked out. It 
is by Frank Graham. That seems to 
be the trouble. Graham Is too legiti- 
mate In everything for a burlesque 
show. Graham wants to act during 
the piece. There are one or two others 
wanting to do the same thing, instead 
of allowing the comedians to get all 
they can out of the situations. 

The usual burlesque comedians are 
on hand, an Irish-Indian and a He- 
brew-Indian, in themselves, funny. 
Several pretty numbers are also here, 
but the dressing of the choruses is not 
good. It is pretty, but half in Indian 
costume and the other half in soubret 
dresses does not look right. Eighteen 
girls show in the line. They do the 
little demanded well. On appearance 
they wouldn't go far, though this may 
be the fault of the dressing, good only 
in one or two instances. 

None of the principals is given big 
type on the program, but Graham is 
unquestionably the star of the troupe. 
Playing an old man in the opening 
farce he is very good, as he is also 
when the Indian chief in the bur- 
lesque, but It is all too "straight." It 
needs burlesqueing, and that is where 
Graham falls down. He might be 
"great," if there were a couple of 
comedians around him to take up the 
burden of laugh getting, but they are 
not there. 

Edith Randall is the big thing in 
the performance. There is probably 
much that could be criticized in Miss 
Randall's work, but there is no doubt 
but she is doing a great deal for the 
show. Miss Randall is also there with 
a wardrobe that will take some beat- 
ing, running from pretty things in 
tights to wondrous evening gowns. 

Harry Campbell is on the stage, but 
does little. In the after piece, he is 
best as a regulation Irish comedian 
and he should be allowed to work out 
some comedy. The show can use it. 

J. F. Gettlngs managed to squeeze 
some fun out of the Hebrew in the In- 
dian piece, although he is also handi- 
capped by lack of opportunity. Get- 
tings passes in the opening as an old 
man. With Campbell they should be 
able to evoke enough comedy to hold 
up the show. Al. Luken and Hattie 
Charmontelle as darkies in the open- 
ing did nobly with small roles. 
Blanche Curtis only figured lncldently. 
She dresses well, but is prone, like 
Graham, to play too "straight." A 
little unbending would do no harm at 
all. There are a few others with small 
parts, but they amount to nothing, 
through no opportunity being afforded. 

There is enough material in the 
show to drag out a good burlesque en- 
tertainment, but there will have to be 
immediate changes in the first part be- 
fore it will ever start people saying it 
is a good show. Some lively numbers 
with some one in front who can get 
them over would make a big differ- 
ence. Edith Randall and Lillian Le 
Roy were the only ones as number- 
leaders. They are not enough. 

Dash. 



Ilurnham and Greenwood play their 
first United date at Shea's, Buffalo, 
Sept. 12. 



SAM T. JACK'S. 

The sudden return of summer must 
have been the cause of the small gath- 
ering that congregated at the Bronx 
house Tuesday night. It is too early 
in the season to blame poor business 
on the advance report. 

The "Sam T. Jack's Show" is lack- 
ing in comedy. Had it not been for 
Kathryn and Violet Pearl the show 
would have been voted a poor one. 
The set used in the first part, supposed 
to be a hotel office, is one of those af- 
fairs that may be used for anything 
but a forest scene. Had it not been 
for the little sign tacked over the 
door, no one would have guessed hotel. 

George Totten Smith claims credit 
for the book, which is titled "All to 
the Good." George Totten must have 
a limited idea of what's wanted in 
burlesque. The show carries a bunch 
of lively, good looking "ponies" who 
help hold It up, until they put on 
tights. The "show girls." with few 
exceptions, had better watch out for 
old Doc Osier. 

Violet Pearl, who enjoys the reputa- 
tion of being a leader in her class, 
was handicapped by a cold, but if it 
hadn't been for Violet, the first part 
would have been sad. Billy Meehan 
tried hard, but didn't get started until 
the burlesque. If Mr. Meehan would 
rid himself of a few tight fitting trou- 
sers, and try to act natural, he would 
eventually make a corking good 
"straight" or light comedian. Mee- 
han does more work than any three 
men in the show, and certainly showed 
his value in the burlesque, where he 
shared honors with Bob Van Osten. 

A dance in this section by Meehan 
and Violet Pearl proved to be the best 
bit of the evening. Kathryn Pearl 
"cleaned up" on appearance, and 
everything else She aided to what lit- 
tle class the troupe offered. 

Van Osten is principal comedian, 
and badly in need of some one to work 
to. Van Osten can handle comedy if 
given the opportunity, but "All to the 
Good" doesn't carry the right kind. 
In the burlesque he secured every 
laugh possible with his material, and 
"squared" himself for what he failed 
to accomplish in the first part. May 
Hilliard handled a character part 
securing much from it. Harry 
Roche, another principal, struggled 
through the best he could under the 
circumstances. 

The Penn City Quartet occasionally 
made a bid for harmony and in the 
olio presented a fairly good act for 
burlesque, although the comedian who 
works in blackface has a monolog that 
has all been told before. Still they 
laughed at him in the Bronx, a suburb 
of Yonkers, to all appearances. 

The big hit of the show proved to 
be Joe Fogler, the six-day rider and 
holder of the world's record, on a 
home trainer. Fogler has an act that 
will find favor in any burlesque house. 
It has the old phony wrestling match 
beaten a mile, and gives the audience 
a little excitement. Violet Pearl and 
Billy Meehan opened the olio with a 
first class singing and talking act that 
went big. 

The show needs comedy, and until 
that essential is interjected into the 
performance, the "Sam T. Jack" show 
will struggle along without breaking 
any record. Wynn. 



HIPPODROME. 

The New York Hippodrome opened 
its third season last Saturday. The 
exhibition consists of three spectacles 
and about a half dozen circus acts 
interpolated, without which no Hippo- 
drome show is complete. 

The spectacles, not quite up to the 
standard scenically of those that have 
gone before, bear the titles, "The In- 
ternational Cup," "The Ballet of Ni- 
agara" and "The Earthquake." In the 
latter the giant tank is brought into 
use. 

The opening piece, "The Interna- 
tional Cup," Is given in seven scenes, 
typical of the Hippodrome. The first 
is the aviation grounds outside of a 
small village in France, showing the 
finish of an airship race between New 
York and Paris, won by a young 
American. 

The scene then shifts to America. 
A railroad station in New York City 
is shown. Afterwards, a shipwreck 
and the attendant rescue are all that 
could be desired from a spectacular 
standpoint. The fifth scene is the 
board-walk at the seaside, followed 
by a yacht race, very well done. 

There is nothing in the musical 
program of this part of the entertain- 
ment that will prove a popular hit. 

During the first scene of the fore- 
going, the circus acts are brought on 
by a country circus. These comprise 
Power's elephans, who do practically 
the same good routine presented here 
before; Spellman's Bears; Four Lu- 
kens, casting act; Muellers Lions; 
Louise Stickney and her trained horse 
and dog; the Three Houcks; The Met- 
zettis; Lidia and Albino; and Les Se- 
ranos (New Acts). 

The second spectacle is a very pretty 
ballet, called "The Ballet of Niagara." 
The story deals with two rival Indian 
tribes who are at war. The one tribe 
is defeated and on the battle-chief's 
return to his nation the medicine man 
tells him that the reason for his down- 
fall is because of the failure of the 
tribe to ofTer an annual sacrifice to the 
Spirit of the Falls. 

The chief's daughter is selected to 
be the one to ride over the falls in 
a canoe to her death. The war chief 
of the other tribe rescues her and 
both tribes are united by the marriage 
of the Indian maiden to her rescuer. 

The concluding production is "The 
Earthquake," in five scenes. The 
flying ballet at the finish working in 
conjunction with the water ballet 
makes a very pretty picture. 

The latter portion of the program 
is very shy of musical numbers, and 
because of this, seems to drag. 



Martin Beck's -aeroplane, a Her- 
ring-Curti8s, may or may not go up 
at the Mineola meet. The aerial boat 
isn't anxious to fly, from the looks of 
it, as reported, although it fulfilled 
its mission as "an act" on the Or- 
pheum Circuit. 

$1,100 is the estimated cost, week- 
ly, of the "Russian Dancers" at the 
American. The act was put on by 
the Morris Circuit. The estimate is 
exclusive of cost of production, not 
extra high for this act. A similar 
number, of equal importance, would 
cost a circuit $2,500 weekly if placed 
through customary channels. 



VARIETY 



23 



OUR MISS GIBBS. 

(Continued from Page 19.) 

any of the choristers, other than to 
the people who see the La Salle show 
oblige them to wear the handsome 
clothes provided. 

"Our Miss Gibbs" is conventionally 
set in the two acts. The first setting 
is the interior of a London shop; the 
second, a Japanese Garden at an Ex- 
position. The story is almost as con- 
ventional and unreal. It is about the 
Earl who loves and wishes to become 
a burglar. The American "crook" 
teaches him, meanwhile calling the 
Earl his "meal ticket." Miss Gibbs 
is the shop girl, loved by a Lord who 
woos her under an assumed name. 

Three or four numbers fall down so 
badly they should be replaced, if the 
show continues on the road. It seems 
that notwithstanding the black eye 
"Our Miss Gibbs" has received in New 
York, it could go on the road with 
proflt, if competent people are se- 
cured. After the Messrs. Leslie and 
Wright and the Misses Aylwin and 
Vanderbilt, Mr. Frohman can go as far 
as he likes in making changes in the 
cast. No mistake can follow anything 
he does in this respect. Sime. 



LOW RENT FOR OLD HOUSE. 

Chicago, Sept. 8. 

The lease of the theatre at Clark 
and Kinzie Sts. until the end of last 
season known as Euson's, has been re- 
corded. By its terms Maynard A. 
Cheney, of Brookline, Mass., leases 
the property to Hurtig & Seamon for 
five years, with a privilege of extend* 
ing it five more. The rent is to be 
$9,000 a year for the first three years, 
and $10,000 each for the following 
two years. As the lease provides 
that the landlord is to make such 
changes and alterations as will con- 
vert the house into "Class V." theatre, 
these conditions are considered to be 
very reasonable. 

The steel curtain, steel stage con- 
struction, new stage flooring, dress- 
ing-rooms and seating arrangements 
will cost, according to the estimate of 
an expert, $40,000, and the face value 
of the present lease is $47,000. If 
the house shall continue under the 
same lessee for an additional term 
the rent is to be $12,000 a year a 
figure, considered reasonable enough. 

Workmen have been in possession 
of the house all summer and it is 
thought the repairs and alterations 
will not be complete for another month 
or two. To what purpose Euson's 
will be devoted is not made known at 
present, but it is not believed that it 
will return to Columbia Wheel bur- 
lesque as the Alhambra and Star and 
Garter are taking care of those shows 
to advantage. The decision having 
been reached to abandon all hope of 
completing the Gayety, on Clark street 
for this season (steel construction now 
going up), it is presumed that no 
change in the present houses of the 
Eastern wheel will be made this sea- 
son. 



NEW ACTS. 

(Continued from Page 17.) 

is excruciatingly funny without the 
assistanct of lines or situations. The 
girls are good lookers and give class 
to the act with a neat and fetching ap- 
pearance. Both are capital "feeders" 
and confine their efforts to "kidding 
the rube." A dressy change is made 
during which Milton puts over a song 
in capital order, accompanying him- 
self on a melodian. For a finish the 
three render a "rag" medley on saxo- 
phones, closing one of the most re- 
freshing and delectable offerings of 
the season. Fountain. 



Eleanor Gordon and Theodore Friebus. 
"Helen's Husband" (Farce). 
23 Mins.; Full Stage (Interior). 
Keith's, Boston. 

Eleanor Gordon and Theodore Frie- 
bus, two Boston stock company favor- 
ites, presented for the first time a neat 
little French farce. Aside from their 
personal popularity, the sketch and 
the manner in which the characters 
were portrayed, would assure them of 
repeated encores in any theatre. Miss 
Gordon as the wife who imagines she 
loves another, but when put to the 
test, finds her right mind, excellently 
played a distracted woman. Mr. Frie- 
bus, as the husband, put all the com- 
edy possible into the lines. Harry 
Brown, a Frenchman, with whom the 
wife thinks she is in love, had the 
characteristic French-shrug, patois 
and all the mannerisms that go with 
that. The setting was neat and 
proper. Miss Gordon's gown was a 
revelation. Oooltz. 



The Rials. 

Roman Rings and Juggling. 
10 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Empress, Cincinnati. 

The Rials are an English-German 
act, the male member being English, 
and the female German. The woman 
is neat looking, but ordinarily cos- 
tumed. She does several tricks on 
the Roman rings which are quite 
showy. The man has some excellent 
tricks with the hats, but his effort at 
comedy is weak. He does a somer- 
sault upside down on the rings, and 
then repeats the same trick while fly- 
ing to and fro. At the close he does 
a corkscrew somersault from the fly- 
ing rings which is new, and very well 
executed. If the routine is worked 
faster, the act will make a good strong 
opener on a highclass bill. 

Harry fleas. 



William T. Grover, formerly man- 
ager of the Morris American Music 
Hall in New Orleans has returned to 
New York. He has left the Morris 
employ. 



ACT CAME BACK. 

An act can "come back" now and 
then. This week one did, to its first 
agent. The act reached here from 
the west, opened for a "try out," and 
before the whirl of agentdom had set- 
tled itself, the act found itself in 
strange hands, under a promise of a 
salary which did not materialize. 

Tuesday the act was booked by a 
circuit from its original agent. The 
howl which followed disclosed the 
facts, and although everything is still 
smooth upon the face, there is a seeth- 
ing mass beneath the surface that 
may erupt at any moment, when two 
agents or agencies will become out- 
wardly as bitter towards one another 
as they now are inwardly. 



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AMERICAN (Wm. Morris mgr. and agent). 
—As an "opposition" vaudeville display, this 
week's bill doesn't amount to much. Even an 
a flash of names to attract attention, the list 
has only Amelle Bingham aa the "big'' one, 
and Cliff Oordon as a real variety headllner. 
Monday night the bill ran stale and unprofit- 
able, with the exception of Carroll and Cook's 
good talking act, right up to the advent of 
Miss Bingham and Oordon. Add the closing 
number, Mme. Bedinl and her two horses, and 
the bone and sinew of the show Is enumerated. 
Mme. Bedinl was programed as the sponsor 
for a seven-horse act, but only two (and they 
were beauties) were in evidence. The novelty 
of the act kept the crowd Interested right 
through to the end, a virtue closing acts sel- 
dom displayed here. Cliff Oordon easily 
cleaned up the applause and laughter hit of 
the bill. Miss Bingham gave her "Big Mo- 
ments from Oreat Plays" to enthusiastic ap- 
preciation. At 8.4I» Carroll and Cook were 
well started on their comedy talk and parody 
act. There was a general warming up toward 
the finish, and they closed to great applause 
and five bows. Previously, Morris and Kra- 
mer, billed as "European Marvel Workers," 
had opened the show, and Walter Perclval and 
Co. had presented "A Night In Paris," which 
is Conroy and Le Malre's old act renamed. 
Carroll and Cook made It about forty min- 
utes, devoted largely to talk, a spell which 
might have better been broken by placing 
Bert Earl and his banjo third instead of 
fourth. Earl made the most of his opportu- 
nity, and gave over to The Renos, two men 
who presented strikingly clever work on rings 
and aerial "traps," the head balancing by one 
man while hand-holding the other, who worked 
on the suspended rings being especially clever. 
Henderson and Thomas (colored) opened after 
Intermission. WALT. 



MAJESTIC (Lyman B. Glover, mgr.; agent, 
Orpheum Circuit).— In the line of clean, artis- 
tic cleverness, Lily Lena overshadowed the 
rest of the show here Monday afternoon, and 
the holiday audience liked her Immensely. 
She got right Into the good graces of her 
listeners from the take-off, and never lost her 
hold, save long enough to make five changes 
of gowns, all decidedly nifty creations. Prop- 
erly enough, she was given a garden drop, as 
hats went with all her costumes ; but the 
house plush remained out of sight all day, 
and Lily got the second of three crack the 
players had at the same garden. The cloth 
drop would have served to snow off her gowns, 
and the clever girl deserved the extra tone 
the plush Implies. She led off with "Next 
Door to You." followed with "By the Sea, 
Sea, Sea," "When the Light Is Low," "I'd 
Like to Meet You Again," and closed wfth 
"Another Little Qirl Like Mary," savlug for 
this number a sprightly dash of dance and 
kick which no one thought was In her. For 
every song she won sincere applause, and, 
without "stalling" for effect, ran her gamut 
of song, and took her final bow like the pretty 
and sensible lady she seems to be. She pro- 
vided thirty minutes of pleasure unalloyed, 
and may take to her credit the biggest hit 
any single woman has made here in many 
moons. The "next to closing" bugaboo was 
discounted by Harry Fox and the Mlllership 
Sisters, who cleaned up the comedy hit of the 
show. A third series of applause waves were 
kicked up by the manikin dramas, ballets and 
spectacles offered in Jewell's toy theatre. Four 
bows for the lady. Zertho's surpassingly 
clever examples of dog training, seen here n 
second time In a few months, closed the show 
and held the holiday crowds almost Intact. 
The Dancing Stewarts opened, dancing In front 
of the same garden in "one," which later 
backed Miss Lena, and, thirdly. Fox and the 
Mlllershlps. The openers step-danced among 
the pretty flowers to much applause. Owing 
to Al Dlanchard's Illness, Warren and Blanch- 
ard, programed to follow the opening act, did 
not appear. Ernest Scharff (new acts) took 
their position, followed by Archie Guerln 
(new acts). Edwin Ardcn headlined. His 
former sketch. "Captain Velvet," is a«aln on 
show. Griffith, programed as "the humun 
adding machine," recalled the act which 
Jacques Inaudi gave for some weeks in tin- 
East about ten years ago. Griffith Is there 
with the figures all rl«lit . hut his lecturer 
misses the rich comedy which Inaudl's man 
put across. When the digging was done, the 
Inaudi lecturer, or, at least, his material, 
should have also been brought up. The au- 
dience marveled at Griffith's knowledge of 
figures, laughed some at the primitive com- 
edy, and tired a bit In hearing the word 
• Griffith " repeated so often and so monoton- 
ously. I)e Onzo Bros, and Friday slipped Into 
the hill at 12. .'Mi, noon ; hence there was no 
provision for them on the program or the in- 
dex board. Their very skillful Jumping act 
was greatly admired, and the "big" effects 
were vigorously applauded. The knack of 
Jumping upon, from and to the tops of glass 
decanterp. lighting always on the ball of both 
feet, must have been hard enough to arqulro 
to merit pturdy appreciation. Friday is a 
fifth wheel ; he is neither essential nor of 
benefit. Such comedy as he essays falls flat. 
The act has novelty to commend and Interest 
to hold attention without tame clowning to 
detract. WALT. 



TREVETT (S. W. Quinn, mgr.; agent. W. 
V. M. A.).— Wednesday evening found fair at- 
tendance for the full week bill, which opened 
the season Monday afternoon. Mindful of the 
fact that big names are lacking, It la within 
the truth to assert that the best through and 
through variety entertainment in town this 
woek Is shown here. There Is a corking 
sensation to close the first half In the Foher'a 
bicycling within a revolving globe. To close 
the show there la a feast of acrobatics with 
the Four Bards serving fine examples of fast 
and skilful gymnastics. Coincident with fine 
work on behalf of their men partners two 
tltian-baired beauties follow each other In 
separate acts, spreading class and daintiness 
over the whole show. Throe other women in 
as many other numbers send the average of 
feminine loveliness far above the ordinary 
and among the six, they make the men In the 
show play second fiddle. A fine musical act 
follows Allen Wight, who opens the show 
with clay modeling and crayon drawings. 
The Imperial Trio play various Instruments 
skilfully and add tone to their offering by a 
display of enterprise which brings to view 
special settings and electrical effects for a 
particularly stylish Interlude. Clark and 
Duncan scored an early hit with talk and 
parody singing which, although based on old 
themes, is made timely by new methods and 
convincing through skill In handling. In 
Charles Horwltz sketch, "Jackson's Honey- 
moon," ripping good comedy follows fast play- 
ing by Perrin Somen and Tillle Storke of "A 
Put-up-Job on the Honeymooners" and with 
music to start, xylophone playing to close and 
Miss Storke running all through, there Is an 
uplift of laughter. Swift and Rhodes (New 
Acts). With quaint originalities In his comedy 
ways, Phil Mills found Bessie Moulton a 
handsome and skilful helper In sending their 
double stuff across, and by his lonesome, Mills 
cleaned up the Individual hit of the evening. 
Miss Moulton displays rare skill as a straight 
"feeder," won out on her own account, and 
between them, next to closing, kept the house 
In roars of laughter continually. Picture* 
completed a fine send-off bill. WALT. 

EMPIRE (I. M. Herk, mgr.).— Out here, 
when the "Dreamlanders" are referred to, 
they Invariably say : "Marlon always has a 
good show." They can make it even stronger 
when this season's production is considered. 
And it is a real production, all Marlon's 
book, staging and management. There la lit- 
tle to add to the review of the Newark dress 
rehearsal, save to relate how matters devel- 
oped at the Empire last week before a "show- 
us" audience, Tuesday. The first part un- 
covered five musical hits, each one building 
up to corking finale, "Good -bye, Old Pal, Good- 
bye." This Is cleverly led and really acted 
by Fred Collins, the support of over, thirty 
voices boosting the total of melody strong 
and sharp. Collins also put ovef the first 
decided hit, "Mother's Health," a sensible 
and yet affectionate tribute to a name al- 
ways reverenced, but too often called Into 
play for "kind applause." Agnes Behler's 
"In Vaudeville" proved another decided hit, 
and the swing and dash of "The Elks' Out- 
ing," led by Marlon, was stirringly approved 
of. Marion's personal reception was most 
enthusiastic, and everything he essayed was 
skillfully accomplished and applauded with 
fervor which left no doubt as to the popu- 
larity of this clever and versatile player. 
He Is In evidence a good share of the time, 
and la always an uplifting clement in the 
entertainment. One never tires of him, for 
the reason that everything he does is worth 
while; ho never disappoints, but comes 
through worthily every single time. In the 
home office review the beauties of the produc- 
tion and costuming were dilated upon, and 
the excellence of the company front was re- 
ferred to; but it is worth while saying again 
that for a singing show, for laughs, for 
beauties of "sight" features and for the very 
presence of Dave Marlon, the "Dreamlanders" 
will be hard to beat. The business or the 
girls in 'Follow Your Master" going up the 
aisle and running back again to the stage, 
finds Its greatest handicap in the fact that 
the balconies and gallery have no part In the 
excitement. The bare stage la small comfort 
to a man who realizes that others under the 
same roof are In the midst of "something 
doing." Marlon himself first goes into the 
aisle at the finale of the first part, shaking 
hands haphazard with people in the audience 
to demonstrate "Good-bye, Old Pal, Good- 
bye." He might properly be criticised for 
going back upon the stage at that time. It 
would be better If he would keep on and out 
of the situation by the hand-shake route, let- 
ting the curtain fall without him being in the 
picture. That would be logical ; for at the 
very finale of the show be la again In the 
aisle, going toward the stage and finally upon 
It for the curtain, singing "Old Lang Syne" 
and "Good-bye, Old Pal, Oood-byo" as an 
unusual termination to the proceedings. 
Might he not do this In better sequence If be 
had gone on his way when b<- first took to the 
aisle, early In the show, to finally return via 
the same route? Reverting again to "Follow 
Your Master." the details aeem to be too long 
drawn out. Th** border drama" gets the big- 
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the preliminary "Btunta" might better be less- 
ened. As the aisle parade Is most probably 
Introduced, partly for its unusualness (although 
theatres have had "Follow the Man From 
Cook's" long ago), and partially to give Mar- 
lon time to change to street dress for his 
down-the-aisle finish, the time would be more 
entertaining for everybody If devoted to a 
•number." Miss Dehler, for instance, who 
would be welcomed again, and is ready 
dressed ; and truth to tell, the last half needs 
building up In a musical way. But all In all, 
It's one great show, clean as lawn-bleached 
linen, devoid of even one stagefall In hopes 
of a laugh, brimming, thanks to Marlon, with 
legitimate laughs, and splendid and fulsome 
In musical delights. WALT. 

STAR AND GARTER (Wm. Beebe, mgr.).— 
Clean and classy, Jermon's "Columbia Bur- 
lesquers" gave delightful entertainment Sun- 
day night to an audience which represented 
more money than this house ever held before. 
With other changes made during the summer, 
extra seats were added to the ground- floor 
arrangement, and although there have pre- 
viously been innumerable turnaways, the 
crowd Sunday night turned In the top-notch 
total in cash. In meeting the requirements 
here, the Jermon entertainers offer a program 
clean in every part, refreshing in all partic- 
ulars, and presented with a verve and dash 
which makes for almost Ideal amusement. To 
enact the several roles essential to a proper 
showing of the two-act farce, "A Parisian 
Temptation," a careful selection of players 
has been made. Lee Stevens, who staged the 
show, leads in the comedy with an unctlous 
portrayal of a "Dutchman," fumy without 
offense, and still a "Dutchman" to the core. 
Frank O'Brien and Bert Swor offer tramp 
characters which provoke unstinted merri- 
ment whenever they, frequently, come into 
view. Helen Jessie Moore strengthens the 
comedy fabric with her artistic "straight" 
work, and Nellie Florede Is a hit all over 
the place. Aside from the deserved praise for 
especially intelligent effort on the part of the 
players just mentioned, Marguerite Chabanty 
is entitled to credit in a paragraph all her 
own. Primarily, she has been favored by 
nature with an abundance of those charms 
which marks the French type, a distinctive 
element among nationalities ; her face is un- 
commonly attractive and mobile, she has lum- 
inous and expressive eyes, a native heritage 
In the art of pantomime, and has been away 
from home Just long enough to twist her 
tongue around English for an enunciation de- 
lightful to hear. She Is easily the biggest 
"find" the current burlesque season has dis- 
closed In this neck of the woods. She would 
do well to substitute songs in her own inter- 
pretation of English for the French Interlude 
she offers; then what she lacks In singing 
voice would be compensated for by the charm 
of her diction. Miss Florede 's vocal blessings 
are so dominant that the other members of 
the company find themselves outclassed when 
It comes to song. Nellie has her voice with 
her this season, and all through the perform- 
ance It rings clear and full, in sweetest ca- 
dence. When Nellie really tries she can out- 
sing nine women out of ten this side of opera. 
Her vivacious and willing ways made her 
work, outside of her specialty, a delight to 
behold, and when she took the stage for songs 
handily "cleaned up" the whole proceedings. 
Miss Moore may be deservedly complimented 
upon her display of dramatic ability ; she 
makes her "straight" fibre or great strength 
to the performance. She gets into the olio as 
a statuesque "Devil," with shapely under- 
plnings, to introduce a living picture dis- 
closure, draped and subdued to suit the sur- 
roundings. The poses are held a bit too long, 
especially as some of the girls are short on 
steady nerve ; but with Miss Moore's engaging 
recitations between times, the act holds good. 
Aside from playing parts acceptably, the Four 
Barts Introduce a musical turn, running large- 
ly to brass and ending with a smash of drums 
and booms of noise; a song diversifying mat- 
ters and a pretty girl getting into the picture 
with benefit. The versatility of the quartet 
Is exemplified In an early song-hit, "Star of 
My Dreams," led by Arthur Banta, as an In- 
terlude to a dinner scene In the first act. In 
which the singing worth ot the organlxatlon Is 
particularly well developed. Miss Florede led 
two dandy numbers, "I'm the Girl From Mis- 
souri" and "Honeymoon Glide," the latter a 
mighty fetching Interpolation, with the chorus 
working at their very best. Lee Stevens had 
the number hit of the list In "Just for a 
Girl," the extra verses Introducing Individual 
members of the chorus In "recitations" until 
the last girl came along to pick up a hit of 
her own by singing, In a sweet voice, her 
share. There was much life and action In a 
"Kentucky Rag," and Miss Moore put over 
"Come Along, My Mandy" as her share of . 
the number leading with a fine degree of 
credit. To costume the show, Jermon has 
torn "yellow backs" from his bank roll with 
both hands. From the first, and perhaps the 
prettiest outfit, on through a dozen changes, 
the wardrobe is a prime factor in producing 
the class and tone which advances this or- 
ganisation to the front ranks of the shows 
seen out here. Skirts of all lengths are on 
view, and when the girls get liberal with their 
charms, they present pictures worth while. 
The ladles are a pretty lot, too; and if they 
have any luck at all half a dozen of them 
should end the season with millionaire hus- 
bands of their own. One girl, Mary Nash, 
advanced as a principal, is a particularly 
good-looker, and she puts across a "Pajama" 
number cleverly enough for real encores. Miss 
Moore is to be separately commended for her 
enterprise in providing a handsome line of 
gowns, a merit mark which Miss Florede de- 
nies herself by wearing one gown, although It 
Is a pretty thing, all through the second half. 

WALT. 

FOLLY (John E. Fennessy, mgr.).— Old- 
school burlesque, but clean, is the "Broadway 
Gaiety Girls' " offering for the current days. 
James H. Curtln has evidenced his belief In 
the money-making qualities of the form of 
entertainment which has stood the test, but 
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ED. F. REYNARD Is the bright particular 
star at the Majestic theater this week. 
He Is not the headllner, that honor fall- 
ing to Miss Marie Dresser. Miss Dress- 
er Is a star of the legitimate, and when 
itarg of the legitimate condescend to appear 
ln» vaudeville and especially when tbey limit 
their stay to one week they are usually head- 
lined as a part compensation. That must be 
the reason. ■ At least it sounds convincing. 

Reynard Is a ventriloquist, a name that makes 
even the most hardened patron of vaudeville 
turn pals and tremble. But Reynard Is differ- 
ent. Instead of walking out and sitting down 
near the footlights with a manikin on each 
knee and causing most, of the male popula- 
tion in the theater to arise and walk out while 
the , feminine contingent fan themselves and 
look to see what the other women are wear- 
ing, he Is a change. 

Reynard has his dummies, but not the .con* 
ventlonal kind. Instead of taking a couple, of 
manikins out of a trunk as every, ventriloquist 
has done since the fall of the Reman Empire, 
the astute Mr. Reynard, with all the cunning 
that his nomenclature would betoken, has 1 them 
grouped about/the stsge and he > makes his ap- 
pearance in a. real automobile. As he oomee 
oh the stage a dummy that doesn't look like 
a dummy at all, but like a flesh and blood coun- 
try constable, ohln whiskers, tin star, shot 
gun, and all pops up from behind a tree and 
\ summons him in ihe name of the Jaw to atop. . 
"What fort" asks the automobUlst 
" Per speedln', gul durn ye." snout* the ©on- 
stable, and he Jauntily spits a mouthful of 
tobacco Juice ■ at the machine. It wasn't so r 
strange to hear the dummy talk. All dummies 
on the stage, and eft. too, for that matter, are 
given .to talking. But a dummy that ehews 
tobrfeco Is^e novelty. 

The automobUlst argues with the eonstable, 
but the officer, of the- law Is iron. Then a per- 

Ifeot lady -on the back seas of the auto, and who 
Is also a dummy, leans • forward and says a 
few soothing; words. 
"Why, that nasty eld constable hasn't any 
right to stop us," says the lady after th* 
fashion of her kind. "Why don't you Just run 
the automobile right over him. We Weren't 
speeding at ^\\. I knew we weren't going over 
a mile and a half an hour." 

"Thet's all right," says the constable, wag- 
ging his ohln whiskers, "Qui durn ye, ye're 
under arrest, by gravy, an' if you try to escape 
I'll shore put some buckshot into ya M 

There's more argument and the constable goes 
away. 



Then a farmer's boy sitting by the side of 
a creek engages In conversation with the auto- . 
moblllsL The farmer's boy is fishing and has < 
one or two bites, put the flfftjgeVeMaJT^Xjsq^ 
here," says the automobUlst, "ooirC you know 
its wrong to catch fish on Sunday?" 

"Who's catching any?" demands the boy. 

Then the automobUlst . converses with a 
farmer boy who Is tossed over the fence by a 
bull that bellows in a most menacing manner, 
the lifelike bellowing, as well as all the other 
sounds being produced by the versatile Mr. 
Reynard. A fire alarm brings out a fire com- 




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obligingly hang out a slgnwhich reads: f 

m ".Next Fire at Four-thirty." The ventr^o*! 
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to eliminate the objectionable comedy features 
which marked burlesque of the olden days. 
In this he has chosen wisely, if the Sunday 
afternoon audience shall be taken as the Jury, 
for there were plenty of good laughs distrib- 
uted throughout the show, without any resort 
to illegitimate ends. There was a capacity 
house in attendance, too ; and when the laughs 
were due they came with a vengeance. The 
fates played fast and loose with the "Gaiety 
Girls," for their train was late by hours; but 
to even that up, rain prevented a double- 
header ball game, and the attendance was, 
consequently a runaway before show time. 
It was 3 o'clock before the curtain was rung 
up on the performance proper, but for three- 
quarters of an hour the audience was enter- 
tained by the stage crew, who hung the drops 
and set the scenery in full view. The bur- 
lesque is separated from the afterpiece by a 
vaudeville interlude, which is the best part 
of the show. The first part title, "King and 
the Count," cuts little figure, as the book, 
such as it is, shows little more than a me- 
lange of comedy bits, with musical selections 
interlarded. The last half of the show sails 
under the sub-title of "Hotel Topsy Turvy," 
and the same thing applies. Tim Healey and 
William F. Collins are largely in evidence, 
their comedy methods sustaining the mirth 
department very effectually. They rough-house 
and slam-bang things at a terrific rate, and 
pound out the laughs through all sorts of 
contact with each other and the stage : falling 
down stairs, wrestling with stuffed figures, 
boxing and tumbling about with the abandon 
of men fortified by fat accident policies. And 
the laughs come, resoundingly. May Strehl 
is the principal woman, and a stunner she is. 
She has made many trips to the dressmaker, 
and has taken to the road well wardrobed ; 
one particularly sightly dress being a velvet 
affair with brilliant didos, which looms to 
swagger heights. When tights are donned It 
is then that the radiant lady impels unstinted 
admiration, Ailing the eye and her white skin- 
fits. Mildred Gilmore serves well in the act- 
ing sections as a soubret, pudgy and pleasing. 
It is in the olio, however, that she proves her 
real worth. She gets across with a singing 
specialty better than a vast majority of single 
women In burlesque olios. Firstly, she has 
a pleasing voice, and uses it more for singing 
than she does for talking her selections ; she 
hangs to the tune, and with splendid enuncia- 
tion gets points easier than can most talk- 
singers. Her facial charms appeal, and she 
uses her eyes for emphasis, without over- 
doing. Each song she rendered built up bet- 
ter than its predecessor, and for her close she 
gave "Yiddisher Love," perhaps the most ef- 
fective rendition heard In these parts. Marie 
Fisher is supplied with vivacity in abundance, 
plays her roles witi an energy which makes 
her work stand out in praiseworthy promin- 
ence, and if she were only more favored in 
vocal gifts would fit well In any company 
But she avails herself fully of nature's gifts, 
and that makes her deserving of sincere com- 
pliments. The olio number which she shares 
with Tim Healey passes largely upon her 
efforts and eagerness to amuse. The indus- 
trious chorus is kept well out of mischief by 
frequent changes, and they get themselves 
into raiment which passes muster without 
warranting special comment, save for a set of 
gowns used when Miss Fisher leads "Home 
Town." Tights are not shown until the last 
half. Then there is an abundance of leg 
display. The choristers get into "Carmelo's 
Living Models," and present a series of seven 
views, largely draped, well posed and run 
off with commendable swiftness, a pleasant- 
mannered young chap introducing each sub- 
ject with an enlightening reference which 
helps mightily. An item which vastly strength- 
ens the entertainment Is contributed to the 
olio by the Majestic Musical Four, special 
scenery and a stageful of Instruments creating 
a good effect. For a close to their fine work, 
they offer a descriptive overture, "The Fox 
Hunt," which builds up to a stirring finale. 
There were numbers a-plenty, best led by 
the Misses Strehl, Fisher and Gilmore, one 
number for the last-mentioned singer coming 
right at the finish, with the girls in "Orien- 
tals" with opportunities for "coochlng." Al- 
though it was 5.4;~> when the performance 
ended, everybody stayed until the finish, 
strong testimony toward a verdict of satis- 
faction. WALT. 

BUSH TEMPLE (Walter Shaver, mgr. ; 
agent, W. V. M. A.).— The "try-outs" proved 
a bad one for sketches. ' Three were on the 
bill. Two retired early. The first of the 



new acts to show was a rather good-looking 
young woman, who offered a pianolog and 
singing. She pleased with both. Then came 
a "newspaper" sketch that caused many 
laughs from witty lines. Their closing with 
a song should be dropped, replacing it with 
some suitable material. The first real ap- 
plause was given two young Italian boys. One 
plays the harp, accompanied by his partner 
on the violin. Their pleasing way won them 
the house. The real good "single" of the 
evening was a young blonde woman with a 
dandy voice. After her opening song a change 
Is made and the stage darkened. The young 
woman seats herself in an aeroplane, flying 
out and over the audience singing "I'd Like 
to Fly With You," using a small electric 
lamp to spot people In the seats. At this 
point the electrician spoiled the rest of the 
act by throwing on the lights, disclosing a 
number of stage hands dragging the machine 
around. The house broke into laughs, and 
the rest of the song was lost. A musical turn, 
composed of four young men, all talented, 
proved an offering of the pleasing sort. The 
regular season opened 5. Five acts and pic- 
tures. "Try-out" nights will continue. H. R. 



Both Western Wheel houses had late mati- 
nees Sunday. The Empire show ("Star Show 
Girls") came in from Cleveland without their 
baggage car, having been hooked onto the 
passenger train which brought the people. The 
car finally fetched up in the Chicago yards 
in time to admit of the stuff getting to the 
theatre for a 2.30 curtain. At the Folly it 
was 3 before the "Gaiety Girls" got started. 
The show came in from Cincinnati over the 
Monon, a route selected by the Empire Circuit 
in retaliation against the "Big Four," which 
last season hauled the Barney Gerard Show 
when It burned out, and has since refused to 
settle. 



Adele McNeil, who In private life Is Mrs. 
Walter F. Keefe, opened a string of United 
bookings at Syracuse, Labor Day, which leads 
her Into New York and through all the big 
time. 



When "The Girl of My Dreams" quits the 
Illinois, Saturday night, it will not leave town, 
but will move to the Chicago Opera House, 
where It will replace Hedwlch Relcher In "On 
and Off." 

Norman Friedenwald, the Crllly Building's 
busy little booker, is lining up some time for 
John T. Bannon, who ended his partnership 
with Jack Matthews, In "Battle of Too Soon," 
In Manhattan, last Saturday. Matthews will 
keep the act, choosing a new partner, and 
Bannon takes a new side-kick to play a trav- 
esty on "Vlrglnus," an act Matthews formerly 
played In. Friedenwald, by the way, has been 
going some since he started as exclusive 
artists' representative, and Is booking, among 
several others, Lamb's Manikins, Caesar Rlv- 
oll, We-Chok-Be, Raffayette's Dogs, Jean 
Jerunde and "Rah Rah Boys," Falvlo Bros., 
and the Godlewskl Troupe. 

The newly constructed ice-skating rink at 
Pauline and Van Buren began operations 
Labor Day. 



Katheryn Challoner, pleasantly remembered 
In vaudeville hereabouts as leading lady in 
Oliver White's "Yellow Scoop." has gone to 
New York, to open next week In May Tully's 
stead in "Stop, Look and Listen." The sketch 
has a long route, Including the full Interstate 
time. While playing the stranded actress for 
Miss Tully's money. Miss Challoner will delve 
Into manuscripts, between shows, with a view 
to fetching something up for her Individual 
purposes In vaudeville next season. 

Cliff Gordon, at the American, and Bobby 
North, with "The Follies," will have oppor- 
tunity this week during their leisure hours 
to size each other up as burlesque managers ; 
and they have a right to say some pretty nice 
things about themselves on form displayed 
by "The World of Pleasure" last week. The 
clean production bettered the previous week's 
business by close to $1)50 on the average, 
further proof that "giving them what they 
want" is not of necessity smut. 



George Devoy and the Dayton SiRters send 
word of their success among the S.-C. houses; 
they go Interstattng in January, so they say. 

Hardie Langdon is with us once again, 

after a tour of Morris parks ; but she vacates 
the old town next week to play the American, 
Davenport and other houses in mid-West which 



Jim Matthews books. Twenty-eight solid 

weeks of W. V. M. A. bookings for Billy 
Noble and Gene Brooks sent them to the 
Novelty, Topeka, Labor Day, for the take-off. 



The Longworths arrived In town from 
twenty-one weeks of S.-C. time last week. 
Twenty-four hours after they landed here 
they were booked by the Association, without 
any breaks, until next June. 

Jlmmle Henschell, who led the Saratoga or- 
chestra, when that place was a theatrical hotel, 
and whose musicians still entertain the farm- 
ers at meals, headed for Manhattan last Fri- 
day to look for three weeks upon the lights 
of Broadway. 

At the Majestic, Rock Island, Labor Day, 
Toomer and Hewins began a W V. i A. 
route, using "It Happened In Lonelyville," 
which will run them well into the winter, 

with expectations of an extension. Lew 

Leever, who has been "song plugging" for 
the Witmarks out here, has entered partner- 
ship with Joe Palmer, of the former Palmer 



and .1 olson act, and will go vaudeville troup- 

ing. Dawson and Claire in "Just Kids" are 

pleasing the Pacific coasters Immensely ; they 
have still a lot of S.-C. time to play. 

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The wife of Bob Pell died In Chicago Aug. 
28. She has been ■ off the stage for several 
years, but when she was In the profession the 
was known as Alice Pell and worked with her 
husband aa the Pells. 



From Sheffield, MIddleton, Spellmyer a Co. 
say that playing the Martin Beck English book- 
ings is an easier matter than slipping away 
from the "black list" over here. Be It said 
to the credit of the English, they like the 
pretty Texas girl and the clever border sketch 
Immensely. 



Bert Cortelyou, secretary to Manager Chas. 
E. Bray, of the Association, started last week 
right. Not but what he always starts his 
week well enough, but in all the weeks he 
ever before started his marriage has never 
been a factor. Last Monday morning, a 
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BOSTON "GLOBE" (Aug. 2, 1910). 
Juliet turns out at tue last minute to be the heroine of the plot. Miss Juliet does 
extraordinary things with makeup, her appearance changing almost totally at each re- 
appearance. She begins by having a very sharp nose and a very wide mouth; she ends 
by having a rosebud mouth and a very delicate feminine nose. In the meantime she 
has put Jimmie Powers' roguish eyes and Harry Lauder's wide orbits on as one puts 
on a hat. She is a remarkably clever girl. 

BOSTON "HERALD." 
Juliet was the heart of things. When she appeared the very first time everybody 
perked up and took an interest. Everybody liked her. Juliet acts with a skill one might 
expect from a player who can reproduce Lauder's wink and Bessie McCoy's odd, 
husky voice to the life. She sings pleasantly, dances gracefully and it Is always a 
treat to see her on the stage. 

BOSTON "AMERICAN." 
Juliet (that's all the name on the program) Is really so clever she might as well 
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BOSTON 
The production gave Juliet, the clever 
herself to advantage. 

BOSTON 
The heroine of the evening was Juliet, 
any other name not half so mysterious, be 
Delf, has the real theatrical wound and it 
a "sensation" and more as the artist she 
Fare" song was of the true comic opera or 
itations. 

BOSTON "DAILY 
"Juliet," announced on the program with 
name, romped delightfully through Imitation 
the delectation of the audience, and was 



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"JOURNAL." 

as she calls herself, and who would under 
just as amusing. Her real name, Juliet 
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veritably is. Her singing in the "BUI of 
der. The audience likewise enjoyed her im- 

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a mysterious interrogation mark after her 
s of Harry Lauder and James T. Powers to 
winsome and original In her other scenes. 

BOSTON "EVENING TRANSCRIPT." 
"Juliet's" imitation of James T. Powers was so good as to make it a pleasure to see 
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of a Roman Catholic church on the North 
Side, and then and there signed her out for 
"better"— as "Margey" had the officiating 
priest cut out the 'worse'' part of It and the 
"obey" thing at the rehearsal. She was a 
stenographer when the Association was first 
formed and operated over in the Ashland 
Block, stuck to her machine and graduated 
from the Majestic after the offices were 
moved. Now that it's all over, and no harm 
can result, it may be stated that "Margey" 
had a way of slipping carbon paper into a 
machine which gave acts that she^was partial 
to a routing twice and three times around the 
circuit, while those she didn't care so much 
about barely got "next week," It was Cor- 
telyou's Job to watch these things, and when 
he, one day, caught "Margie" with the goods, 
he Invoked Cupid, who slipped a special sheet 
Into the typewriter, and presto! the girl was 
booked for life. Bert's associates In the Asso- 
ciation and "Margies" friends around the 
Majestic slipped them a whole flatfull of fur- 
niture and cooking things. All Bert now has 
to do is bring home the bacon. 



Juanlta, a reckless girl who leaps the fiery 
gap astride a bicycle, has sufficiently recov- 
ered from a recent shake-up to reappear 
a-wheel this week at Bathing Beach, Indian- 
apolis, as a special feature. 



Juggling Mathleus assembled his new tricks 
to help start the season at the President, after 
seven weeks loafing at Fox Lake ; this week 
he starts a string of Morris time at Delmar 
Garden, St. Louis. 



May F. Healy, wife of Jack Healy, of Ed- 
monds and Healy (so writes the proud father), 
E resented her husband with a son at Mercy 
[ospital, Columbus, O., last week. It is the 
Intention to baptize the child some evening 
Bis week on the stage of the Orand, Colum- 
bus ; an early start In the show business. 



Wm. C. Dailey, the "Co." of May Nannery 
and Co., and that young woman's husband, 
gave a birthday party in Cincinnati, 2, cele- 
brating also the start of the act over the 
full S.-C. tour with the regular "No. 2" road 
company. Several boys, including Arthur C. 
Alston, Fred Block and Walter Messenger, 

Eals" of Dailey in the "legit," and Ed 
lelds, manager of the Empress, helped him 
pass the evening. 



Manager Walker, of Winnipeg, came to town 
Sunday and stayed over Labor Day, arrang- 
ing Morris bookings for the Winnipeg theatre 
with James Matthews. 



Raviniu Park, which has been operated all 
summer under a receivership in United States 
court, closed Monday night with a published 
loss on the season of $2,500. The closing con- 
cert by the Walter Damrosch Orchestra was 
marked by a 7,000 attendance. 

George Preston, late of the World's Comedy 
Four ; .lames Ralmond, of Raimond and Good ; 
and Frances Belk, have formed a partnership. 



Eddie Shayne has located his booking office 
in the Crllly Building, 167 Dearborn Street. 
Shayne was formerly u well-established book- 
ing agent in this city, and It was he who 
originally lined up Western summer parks 
for vaudeville. Mr. Shayne will represent both 
artists and managers in his new place, and 
starts off with a number of good commissions 
to fulfill. 



Christian Science may be all right, says 
James Matthews, who represents William Mor- 
ris, Inc., locally, but In the booking business 
he thinks that personal appearance beats the 
"absent treatment" all hollow. For Instance : 
Francesca Redding was booked by Matthews 
to be the headliner at the opening of the 
Juneau, Milwaukee, a new house which Joe 
Oppenheimer dedicated last Thursday. For 
two weeks Miss Redding had been billed and 
heralded and boomed by Oppenheimer as the 
only real kind of an act to christen a new 
house in headline position. The Saturday 
previous to Oppenhelraers opening. Miss Rod- 
ding strolled into the Morris office in New 



York, and the next thing she knew she was 
on her way to Baltimore to play last week. 
As Baltimore don't "split" with Milwaukee, 
Oppenheimer was left to hold the bag. The 
next date on Miss Reddlng's route sheet was 
the President, Chicago, to headline the first 
half bill opening Labor Day. Manager Levl- 
son did the usual billing, but somewhere be- 
tween here and the Monumental City Miss 
Redding disappeared, and Brengk's Models 
were slipped Into her part on the Preslden's 
bill. 



SAN FRANCISCO 

VARIETY'S Western Office. 
006 Market Street. 

By LESTER FOUNTAIN. 

NATIONAL (Zlck Abrams, mgr. ; agent, 
S.-C.).— Entertaining bill this week, opening 
with Bell and Richards, who scored nicely. 
Mary Ann Brown pulled down a hit. The 
Free Setters Four, following a picture, started 
off rather slow, but closed big. Violet Allen 
and Co., in "Keeping an Appointment," high- 
ly enjoyed. McCormack and Irving, hit of 
bill. Fasslo Trio, quite clever, but shouM 
work faster. 

WIGWAM (Sam Harris, mgr.; agent. S.-C). 
—Exceptionally heavy bill this week. The 
Marshalls, equilibrists, did nicely. George 
O'Malley scored through his dancing. The 
songs and talk are below par. Alice Mort- 
lock and Co., In "The Other Woman," made 
a good opening impression, but lacks comedy. 
Henry Less, in impersonations, disappointed 
the majority of the audience. The setting is 
poor. Lew Hoffman made a good impression 
with the children with his old material. Mc- 
Kenxle, Shannon and Co. were well received 
throughout. Musical Irving, well rewarded. 
La Ciel, In drapery dancing, offered nothing 
out of the ordinary, the "red fire stuff" pull- 
ing her over. 

CHUTES (Ed. Levy, mgr.; agent, Pan- 
tages).— The Chutes bill for the week car- 
ries plenty of singing, every act offering a 
little bit with the exception of Barnold's 
Dogs and Monkeys, closing the show with 
the hit of the bill. Dolllver and Rogers 
opened, doing nicely ; Albert Pench, character 
singer, excellent ; L. T. Johnson is unusually 
clever and landed big; Doric Trio, liberally 
applauded ; Dave Nowlin goes rather strong 
on coaxing applause. 



AMERICAN (James Pilling, mgr 
S.-C.)— The American program this 
not up to standard. Loftus and 
scored with a piano ; Bessie Allen 
applause for dancing; Jack Oliver, 
1st, well rewarded ; Alblnl started 
and scored a big hit ; American 
Stars favorably received. 



. ; agent, 

week is 

Pendler 

received 

monolog- 

the show 

Travesty 



COLUMBIA (Gottlob and Marz. mgrs.; Di- 
rection K. ft E.).— Rose Stahl in "The Chorus 
Lady." 

SAVOY (J. W. Busey, mgr.; Direction John 
Cort).— Wilton Lackaye in "The Battle." 

ALCAZAR (Belasco and Mayer, mgrs • 
Stock).— "The Girl I Left Behind Me." 

OARRICK THEATRE.— Bevani Grand Opera 
season. 

PRINCESS (Sam Loverlch (mgr.).— Ferris 
Hartman in "King Dodo." 

PORTOLA CAFE (Herman Hermansen, 
mgr.; Amusement Director, Henry Garcia).— 
La Estrelllta; Fern Melrose; Jeanette Dupree; 
Mr. Albert Pench; Miss E. Leslie; Royal Hun- 
garian Grozien Troupe; Senor Luis Pamles; 
Bernat Jaulus and His High Class Orchestra. 



Al Hazard, the ventriloquist, has arranged 
a new act which he will shortly offer for book- 
ing. 



May Yohe Is still in town, having changed 
her mind about leaving for Portland. 



Plans have been completed for another wing 
to be added on the St. Francis Hotel, the 
building of which will commence as soon aa 
It la known whether San Franclaco gets the 
Exposition In 1015. Provision has been made 
In the plans for a glass enclosed roof garden 



Talking and singing acts playing the Na- 
tional are inclined to force their voices, which 
Is unnecessary, aa the acoustics are excellent. 



Roy Stephenson, who Journeyed to Los An- 
geles to superintend the stage construction of 
the new Pantages and assume the stage man- 
agement when the house opens, Is back on hla 
old job at the American In this city. The 
Union In the Southern City refuaed to allow 
a transfer to its local. They have too many 
of their own members for the Job. 



Fitzgerald and O'Dell, "The Daffy Dustys," 
Jumped direct to Chicago upon finishing their 
present S.-C. time at Denver last week. 

The Broadway, Oakland, is a big money 
getter for Manager Guy Smith and his asso- 
ciates. To prevent any of the nickels and 
dimes straying, Manager Guy has a nickelodean 
next door which manages to have capacity at 
all time. 



Manager Sam Mendelsohn of the Novelty. 
Vallejo, has discontinued vaudeville for the 
present and Installed moving pictures. 

Business at the Market St. theatre, contrary 
to rumor, has increased to a most gratifying 
extent during the past few weeks. Hallhan 
and Getz, the proprietors, also own the 
Haight St. theatre, which, like the Market, 
started off poorly. It is now playing "split- 
weeks" to capacity nightly. 

The Four Musical Ibsons, who arrived from 
Australia, left for the East 27, atopplng over 
in Denver for a week enroute. 

Judging from the weekly increase of at- 
tendance at the Chutes It appears as though 
the public Is finding the place much to their 
liking. 



Idora Park. Oakland, is a very pleasant sur- 
prise to those attending for the first time this 
season. The grounds have been attractively 
Improved and the theatre and band concerts 
are drawing large attendance. 



Harry Tsuda. on the S.-C. time, has received 
contracts for thirty-four weeks, through the 
United Booking Offices. 

Warm weather I* affecting matinee business 
to a great extent all over town. 



Zlck Abrama left .T with his family for a 
pleasure trip east, to be gone about six 
weeks. 



Phil Freese Is again at his desk in the Bert 
Levey offices, as the smiling go-between. 

Miss Rlesner (Rlesner and Gores) left this* 
week for a rest of several weeks on her moth- 
er's ranch near Seattle. Mr. Gores will work 
single meanwhile. 



James Dervln. the ventriloquist, opened at 
the Orpheum, Salt Lake City. 4 with Denver 
and Kansas City to follow, jumping back to 
Spokane and going east over the circuit. 

Chas. and Anna Glocker left 28 for Den- 
ver, playing several week* In that vicinity 
before returning east. 



The Crotton Bros., who arrived last week 
from Australia, departed .10 for Chicago. 



Clarence Dill (Kolb- and mil) will open at 
the Princess the latter part of September with 
his own company, now being organized. 



The Central opened 4 with vaudeville, pic- 
tures and musical comedy. Harry Bernard 
will direct the latter, and handle the comedy, 
together with Jim Rowe. There will be four 
principals, eight girls and four chorus men. 
Admission, 10 cents all over the house. 



Lozelle (Dave Sanders) at the National this 
week. Is back In his native city after an ab- 
sence of sixteen years. 



Bert Lpvey. "That Independent Agent." Is 
now a full-fledged Indian, having Joined the 
Improved Order of Red Men. 



PHILADELPHIA 

By GEORGE M. YOUNG. 

KEITHS (H. T. Jordan, mgr. ; agent, U. 
B. O.).— There was too much singing and very 
little comedy to the bill this week, so that it 
never struck a fast clip and seemed longer 
than it really was. It was a good bill, how- 
ever, and more evenly balanced would have 
reached high-grade entertainment. Adele Rit- 
chie made her vaudeville debut in her home 
city, and was warmly greeted. The comic 
opera prima donna was in excellent voice and 
never looked more pleasing to the eye. Down 
next to the closing was the Empire Comedy 
Four. It was really a soft spot, and they 
made a perfect clean-up. "Bathing Girls 
was one of the best-liked numbers. It is pret- 
tily staged, and Glen wood White and Albertine 
Bensen registered individual hits. The ocean 
bathing scene finished the act strong. Myers 
and Rosa opened the show well with their 
neatly turned lariat act This pair have not 
worked in many weeks, but hanuled the ropes 
cleverly and showed some new tricks which 
met with favor. Albert Hole played an early 
return, and the English boy made a very ilriu 
impression with his soprano voice. It is Hole's 
style of putting his songs over that helps him 
most, and he has a pleasing selection of songs. 
Coleman's cats and dogs made a pretty num- 
ber which won hearty recognition. The Field 
Boys pleased with clever stepping. "Uncle 
Lem's Dilemma," presented by Henry Horton 
and Co., was rather well received for a sketch 
in hot weather. It is a clean little playlet, of 
light merit, but with snappy bits of dialog 
running through it, and Horton does clever 
work. The drill by "Our Boys In Blue'" held 
the house in, and their rapid footwork, drilling 
and patriotic finish hit a pretty fair mark 
after the long show. It is the best act of its 
kind and nearer the real article than any 
other. 

VICTORIA (Jay Mastbaum, mgr. ; agent, H. 
Bart McHugh).— Bill was increased to nine 
acts this week, and The Torleys got away with 
the principal honors in a cycling act that 
makes a strong number for the popular-price 
houses. Nelson, the comedy Juggler, put over 
an act which should gain recognition any- 
where. Nelson does not go in very hard for 
comedy, but that which he does do gets over 
right. His Juggling is of the first grade. Billy 
Barron does a musical turn above the ordinary. 
Barron finished strong with xylophone playing. 
He could improve on the violin part, both in 
dressing the number and business. Olde and 
Young showed some clean-cut floor tumbling 
and double work. They worked without a 
table, and did better work than what was 
shown by the applause. Florence Hughes, for 
her size, did very nicely with songs and a 
bit of talk. She is billed as "that fat party," 
and makes it count for some laughs. Bernler 
and Stella did well with songs. The man 
needs to unllmber a bit, his stiffness taking a 
lot of stage presence from the act. Both sing 
agreeably. The Carroll-Schroeder Trio have 
the making of a good act, but it is not framed 
up to advantage. The comedy never reaches 
anything, and the trio should build up the 
musical and singing, for it Is there that their 
best chances of success lie. The giri is at- 
tractive and a good worker. Glass and 
Wheeler, colored, tried singing and talking, 
with a bit of stepping. Pictures. 

PALACE (Jules E. AronBon, mgr. ; agent, 
H. Bart McHugh).— The bill was increased to 
nine acts this week, this being the regular 
season policy. Romo Duo ; Guy Lester ; Lewis 
and Young; Ethel Nevins ; The Lansings; As- 
pril Brothers and Martell ; Mayo and Jean- 
ette ; Lyric Comedy Four ; Darmody. Pictures 

ii^ ] h LIA ^ P ^ N J ( . ( ? eo - Metzel - m * r : looked 
direct).— Ed. Blondell in "The Lost Boy" • 
Howard, Kelly and Bennett ; Post and Russell . 
Lillian Le Varde ; Whitman Brothers; Clinton 
and Nolan. Pictures. 
TROCADERO (Sam M. Dawson, mgr ) - 
The Cherry Blossons " cannot be ranked 
above the others seen here this season, and, as 
before, the big fault lies in the fact that the 
comedians are trying to make fun out of 
material that Is not funny, and In reaching 
for comedy go to suggest I veness. John H 
Perry is charged with producing first part and 
burlesque for the "Cherry Blossoms." Perry 
ha B done nothing that will add to his reputa- 
tion as a burlesque producer. The first Dart 
Any Little Girl." may be called any other 
name, so far as fitness of title goes. There is 
a semblance of a story, old In theme and much 
disconnected. Allowing for a liberal latitude 




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of burlesque license, this first part and "Un- 
neigbborly Neighbors," the burlesque, which 
can well be called a poor Imitation of Billy 
Watson's "Krausmeyer's Alley," at no time 
reaches a point of merit. Mimical numbers 
bold up the first part, and there Is a liberal 
sprinkling, with several of the principals and 
a couple of girls from the chorus having a 
chance to lead. The comedy deals with the 
flirtations of a much-married man with a gay 
actress. At times the comedy becomes real 
spicy, and nothing seems to be too far for 
the comedians to go to obtain laughs. One 
bit of business, a song number In which sev- 
eral girls In fleshings pose behind a sheet 
while the men pull some rough comedy, goes 
very strong. In the burlesque the same rule 
seems to apply, the dialog and business being 
at all times pretty well up to the limit. That 
the policy of BUggestlveness Is recognized by 
the management Is evidenced in the olio por- 
tion of the show, where Charles F. Edwards, 
the manager, appears as one of the principals 
In business and a song which hit the high 
mark for the raw material. Several other 
numbers were well handled and scored stronger 
than the others, "Rosy Cheeks," with a novel 
bit of setting being well done and well re- 
ceived. One or two numbers In the burlesque, 
which might have been made attractive, were 
spoiled by the appearance the girls made in 
ill-nlttlng pink tights. Another chorus girl who 
pressed Into service to lead a number which 
included a mild "cooch" by another chorister. 
She did not get very far, however, and there 
was one young girl in the line who gave her 
a hard race for honors nnd then looked at her 
rival, as much as to Bay : "I wish I had that 
chance to show wh°* I can do." Perry has 
a semi-straight role in the first part which he 
does well enough with in a small way. The 
comedy is in the hands of Kddlc Mack and 
.Joe Burton. The former is the giddy old man, 
and gets away with all the principal laughs, 
though his comedy would not stand the test 
for cleanliness. Burton Is an Irishman of the 
rougher type in the first part, and plays a 
small bit In the burlesque. He divides with 
Mack in securing comedy out of liberal meth- 
ods. Joe Carr, who is mainly around for bis 
singing, and Fred Alrona also appear in lim- 
ited roles. Lillian Perry. Cherry Bonner and 
Minnie Granville are the women principals. 
Miss Perry is the soubret, and puts over a 
couple of numbers nicely, as does Miss Bon- 
ner, who goes to tights in the burlesque and 
makes a nice picture. Miss Granville changes 
three times in the first part In costumes which 
are rather burlesquy for the role she is play- 
ing. In the burlesque she is one of the 
"alley" women, Beatrice Harlln being the 
other. None of the women escape being made 
the objects for the rough comedy, and this 
draws from their award of merit. Perry and 
Mack are the "Irish" and "Dutch" neigh- 
bors, always quarreling and exchanging com- 
pliments with each others wives. Some of 
their work is funny, and the piece could be 
built up to what Watson has always made it 
—a big laughing burlesque of the rougher 
type. The Misses Perry and Bonner and Joe 
Carr open the olio, and handle some very 
brisk talk and a couple of songB. Carr also 
recites "A Finish Fight." Granville and Mack 
put over one Of the best things In the show 
In their Italian specialty. They have changed 
their old act, working without a monkey, and 
getting a lot out of their Italian songs. Miss 
Granville pulled a bit of a "wiggle" in one 
number which landed a big laugh, without 
being offensive. "The Hot Air Line," by 
Edwards and Burton and several girls, Is a 
bit of business which the "Ticket or Squlge- 
lam" thing and the raw song are the principal 
points. The Abrona-Joeller Trio closed the 
olio with some clever comedy acrobatic stunts. 
With the material in use at present, 
the "Cherry Blossoms" may be liked in houses 
where the patronage is entirely male and In- 
different as to what they laugh at. but the 
show cannot be given any consideration where 
merit Is awarded for clean, wholesome enter- 
tainment. 



NINTH AND ARCH MUSEUM (Norman 
Jeffries, mgr. ).— The regular season opened 
this week with a bill of curios, and the stock 
burlesque company under the title of "The 
Affinity Girls." 

CASINO (Ellas & Koenlg. mgrs ). 'Rent/. - 
Santley." 

GAYETY (John P. Eckhardt. mgr.). — ■•Run- 
away Girls." 



PARK (F. G. Nixon-Nirdllnger. mgrs.; 
booked direct).— WVdfheln's bronze statues; 
Ed. Winchester; Goodwin nnd Lane; Helen 
Carmen; Caroline Davis; Goldie Rheinhardt 
and Co. Pictures. 

PEOPLES (F. G. Nlxon-Nlrdlinger, mgrs.; 
booked direct). Bridge. Barnett and Bridge; 
The Campbells; Dan Malundy ; Booth Trio; 
Sherwood Armstrong and Co. Pictures 

FOREPAUGH • (Mllle & Kaufman, mgrs; 
agents. Taylor & Kaufman) .—Joseph Fenton 
and Brothers ; Valley Forge Quartet ; Epps 
and Lnretta ; Alice De Garmo. Pictures. 

GIRAKD (Kaufman & Miller, mgrs.; agents, 
Taylor & Kaufman).- Stan Stanley nnd Pro.; 
Belle Hathaway's monkeys; Elliott and Neff ; 
Jack Lewis. Pictures. 

MANHEIN (Fuhnnan Bros., mgrs. ; agents, 
Taylor & Kaufman).— First half— Three Le 
Vans ; McClain and Mack ; Jessie I). Living- 
stone ; Wilson and Brooks. Second half— Bert 
and Malvern ; Umholtz. Bros. Pictures. 

GEM (Morris & Anck, mgrs.; agents, Tay- 
lor & Kaufman). — The Hadleys ; Benevlci 
Bros. ; Marie Roberts. Second half— Edna 
Davis and Burke Bros; Stanley and Barr. 
Pictures. 

TWENTY-NINTH STREET PALACE (W. 
Kellner. mgr.; agents, Taylor & Kaufman).— 
Bert and Malverne ; Umholtz Bros.; Ida Pick- 
ard. Second half— Benevlci Bros. ; Jessie D. 
Livingstone. Pictures. 

FRANKLIN (David Labelle. mgr.; agent 
Taylor & Kaufman ). — Shelvey Bros ; Ken 1 
Davis nnd Burke Bros. ; Stanley and Barr : 
West Bender. Second half .McClain mil 
Mack : Marie Roberts. Pictures. 

PLAZA ((has. Oelschlager. mgr.: agent, II 
Bart Mcllugh).— Frank Polo; Rogers and 



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Dumstead : Bcltrah and Beltrah ; Eckert and 
Francis ; Bertina and Lovollo. Pictures. 

AUDITORIUM (W. Herkenrider. mgr. ; 
agent. H. Hart McHugh) .—Western Union 
Trio ; Grlffls and Post ; Tommy West. Sec- 
ond half-Sytz and Sytz ; Sam Phillips; Titus 
and Davis. Pictures. 

GLOBE (F. Fisher, mgr.: agent. 11. Bart 
McHugh).— Harry Lamont ; Steele and Conley ; 
Saunders and Cameron. Second half— Van 
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tures. 

GERMANTOWN THEATRE (Dr. Sturapeng. 
mgr; agent, (has. J. Kraus). First half— 
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T.LM) STREET THEATRE (Geo Bolhwell, 
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HIPPODROME PALACE (.1. Segal, mgr ; 
agint. ('has .1. Kraus). — Marjoric Qulnn; 
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AURORA (Donnelly & Collins, mgrs ; agent. 
• lias. .1. Kraus). — First half — Lee Tung Poo; 
The Nazaroos ; Bailey A Tears; Labcrta. 
Second half — The Purks ; Arthur Krona ; Fen 
ner and Fox : Sharpley and Flyim. Picture-. 

PROAP STREET CASINO i.l. Long, mgr.; 
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MAJESTIC (Alex Miller, mgr.; agents. 
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Zoyarras ; Ucrt and Irene Jack; Pi>k Parker; 
Dave Woods Animals; Crumley and Davis; 
Earl and Earl. 

CRYSTAL PALACE (D. Pay linson, mgr.; 
agents. Stein &. Leonard) . — Morgan Pros.; 
Harvard and Cornell; IVtlfte Sisters; Pert 
and Irene Jack; Coloroda Charley; Inez 
Clough. 

SEVENTH STREET CRYSTAL PALACE 
(S Morris, mgr.; agent-- Stein & Leonard). - 
Edgemar and Wym-e ; Halleur and Halleur ; 
The Jewish Op« ra >'<> 

ALEXANDER (Ceo Alexander, mgr.; 

agent-. Stein \- Leonard). The Famous 

Georgians sto, k Company; Preston and Pres- 
ton. 

FAIRHILL PALACE (C Stangel, mgr.; 
agents, siiin <v Leonard 1 .—Halleur and Hall- 
eur : John .1 ml Ma v Lively. 

WOODLAND AVE. PALACE (Mr. Ileiin. 
intrr : ag'ii'-. Stein & Ix'onard). New York 
Comeily Four; George Foster; Charles M< ■- 
Keever 

PEN FAMILY lit Greenfield, mgr.; agent . 
Stein K Leonard). Stone and Mackey , Tom 
inv Haiti . Clarice Pehrens. 

MAJESTIC PALACE • J J Berg, r. mm ; 
ai'en's. Stein & Leonard). Mill.- M.ihh'.i Ani- 



mals; Allman and McFarland ; Inei Clougb ; 
Lottie Fayette ; Three Bohenbeners ; Dla- 
nioM and Cameron ; Pert Fields. 

LYRIC \.J. H. Cumberland, mgr. ; agent, 
O. E. Scott).— Mr. and Mrs. Hurra Smith; 
Du Mulon ; Cutting and Fennell Second half 
— Pauletta ; De Shontz's dogs ; Ethel Jessen. 
Pictures. 

R1VERVIEW (J. Brcunlnger. mgr. ; agent. 
G. E. Scott).- De Alma; The Caspers ; Carrie 
LI nke. Pictures. 

MUSEE (G. Sllcox. mgr. ; agent. C. E. 
Scott). — Dancing ('lines; Delmore and Ralston. 
Pictures. 

LEHIGH PALACE |\V. S Heaton. mgr.; 
agent, G. E. Scott ). — Brothers Bohcngcrger ; 
Hilda Bucher. Pictures. 

McDevitt and Kelly, the darning team, are 
featured with the Dumont's Minstrels this 
week. 



Mrs. Minnie Sharkey, wife of Larry Sharkey, 
a popular monologist of this city, died last 
Friday at her home here. 



Al Patterson replaced Frank Rice as one of 
the comedians of "The Kentucky Belles" last 
week while the show was playing the- Troca- 
dero. 



F. G. Nlxon-Nlrdlinger has added Pearce & 
Sheck'e house, the Victoria, at Baltimore ; the 
Park, Youngstown. and the Colonial. Akron, 
Ohio, to his list of houses. The Standard, in 
this city, will open next Monday. 

ATLANTIC CITY 

By I. B. PULASKI. 

YOUNGS PIER (W. E. Shackelford, mgr.; 
agent, Ben Harris, through U. B. O.).— "The 
Maid of Mystery." dancer; Edna Luhy. imper- 
sonations, well liked; "(t Hoboes," oddity, good 
singing; Monroe & Mack, good; Rohson * 
Inland, In "In Buffalo," funny: Manning & 
Ford, dancers, dandy steppers; Otto & Jewel 
Viola, comedy acrobats, clever. 

MILLION-DOLLAR PIER HIPPODROME 
(J. L. Young and Kennedy Croatian, mgrs.; 
agent, Jos. Dawson).— Levlne & Levlne. Mile. 
Martha, Casting Dunham. Al Yoder, Win- 
ston's Sea Lions, Steve Miaco & Co, American 
Minstrels. 

STEEPLECHASE PIER (E. L. Perry, mgr). 
— M. P.; Pavilion of Fun. 

STEEL PIER (J. Bothwcll, mgr.).— Murphy'a 
American Minstrels; M. P. 

CRITERION (E. N. Downs, mgr.).-M. P. 

ATLANTIC GARDEN (S. C. Blatt. mgr.; 
agent, direct). — Mantell Brothers, Morgan 
Brothers. The Shorts. Thresa Miller, Great 
Montague, Van Leer & Lester, Western Union 
Trio, Burke & Urllne. Madge Dugan, Ethel 
Reynolds, Dancing Gallaghers, Charles & 
Stewart. Dancing Johnsons, Willard & Ra- 
leigh, s. and d. 

EXPOSITION (W. Z. Pal no. mgr.).-M. P.; 
ill. songs. 

Sundown. Labor Day. saw the waning of the 
season, but during that day great throngs 
filled boardwalk, beach and hotels. 

This will not be the last big bunch of people 
In town before the fall crowd comes down. 
There will be the Grand Army Encampment, 
starting 1!> for a week. Great preparation** 
are being made for their reception. The (J. 
A. It. headquarters will be on Young"H Pier. 

About Oct. 1 the Car Builders convene. 
Their enormous exhibits, which w '' lake up 
the entire space on tin- Milllon-I :ar Pier, 
are wonderfully interesting. 



Win. A. Brady announces Douglas Fair- 
banks l."> in a new play entitled "The Club." 
The show tells the story of a Kentucky feud 
ami is by Thompson Buchanan, author of 
"A Woman's Way." Mr. Fairbanks ha* been 
the co-star with Charles Wise in "The Gen- 
tleman from Mississippi" for the past two 
years. This will he his first appearance as a 
real .star. 

At the Apollo this week "The GIN from 
Rectors" showed At the Savoy Robert Man- 
tell played a repertoire of Shakesperean play*. 

The Fir ■ Ocarine Band, an augn-i;ntinn of 
feiimle instrumentalists, is now playing on ih" 
Million-Dollar l'i« r 

The reason of l!i|l> at Atlantic City has 
been by far the most successful in the history 
of the resort A p«euliar fault found with a 
great many \ 1 1 :i n t j ■ - City business men l-» a 
desire to conceal 1 1 1 • - f r* prosperity There 
seems to be a -loL'an here that is used when 
a merchant is a-ked regarding business. U 
is "lis the rottenesi season for four years." 
The only probable reason it D used is 'that II 
gams more tune with creditors. All piers re- 
port that this season's receipt-; broke all rec- 
ords. 

Blanche West and Florence Walton, two 
members of "The Old Town" Companv. have 
been here for the p 1 -»t month Tiny . i-rtalnly 
went to that bathing thing and were knoWh 
as the "beach kids " 

The "Westy Hogans" shoot take.- place on 
the cm! of Young's I'ier next w-i-k This l-< 
an organ i/. 1 1 ion of exp< :i '1 u> shot. Many 
of the tneiubei .-, are c (l |inecicd wnb aiinnuiii- 
tlon and arm thins A serie of traps at 
which -M'ts of live . onte- tanr- -boo' at a 'iine, 
are concealed unl« r Hn pier at the edt;e. 

As the •'blue |.i k. " (clay |ligeol|S| a re liber- 
ated so that they My 1 1 1 1 T oV<r the o'Mn, t)||s 
I- an ideal 1 1 1 : 1 ■ • ■ for a .oin : 1 . t : 1 1 •■ 1 1 ' Over 

four hundred m<dal- I ►. - 1 ■ I . - mnn. v i>n/es are 
to be awarded 'II i . • Ice \ik. p .1 . m the 
spring and fall ot < ,e li \ . 1 1 

Captain John \. N.ma.r V.in-i. t'i'\ '- nio- 

tieef '-IhiWMI III. w !|.i 11 i-iigi lie Mi!!|iei- 

DoMar I'ier, i- a un-i" w • 1 win 'n. next to !iis 

•li vi wliir.v. is li in do-ninair eharacteri-- 

'■ The o:her day a *" i" 1 • 1 1 ■ 1 grecieil hun, and 



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VARIETY 




ut Carrie De Mar's Hit 



By SAM M'KBE. 

The season at Percy O. Williams' Colonial 
Theatre began yesterday with Carrie De Mar 
as the headline attraction, presenting the 
most pretentious and most varied novelty 
given by one young woman alone that the 
vaudeville stage has ever known. 

Mr. Williams has made his West Side 
house the talk of the town for the big bills 
he offers. In fact, a bill that a few years 
ago would have been considered a marvel 
for its expense and extraordinary merit is 
now taken there as only a casual week-to- 
week happening. 

But this week's programme is so big that 
it is amazing even to the most blase. It 
was a distinct compliment to the American 
performers that Mr. Williams should have 
chosen an American comedienne to top such 
a bill. 

He did this, too, after mature deliberation. 
Mr. Williams spent more time abroad this 
year than usual looking for some sensational 
novelty with which to open the Colonial's 
season. Then he returned to his desk and 
telephoned Joseph Hart to walk across Long 
Acre Square and get contracts for Carrie 
De Mar, with no questions asked about the 
price. r 

JUSTIFIES THE TRIBUTE. 

And Miss De Mar more than Justified this 
plain business tribute from Mr. Williams. 
Much had been said in advance about what 
a splendid act Miss De Mar has. So much 
that some of her ardent admirers feared 
she could not attain what would be ex- 
pected. 

But like the Percy O. Williams programs, 
her act Is so novel, so big, so varied, and 
above all so entertaining, that advance praise 
only partially tells the story. Miss De Mar 
Is so dashingly pretty and yet so womanly 
modest, so magnetic, so good-natured and so 
artistic, as well, that she should have an 
act far above the ordinary, and she has one. 

The title of each song gives an inkling of 
the story. There are five of them, "The 
Hobble Skirt." "Looking for a Man," "Come 
to Bed," "Poor Old Cock-a-Doodle-Doo" and 
"Three Days on the Ocean." For each there 
Is an appropriate and extensive stage set- 
ting, the characters are utterly dissimilar, 
and the change from one wonderful costume 
to another Is made with a rapidity that 
would make a skilled protean actor Jealous. 

The various scenes show a Paris boule- 
vard, a Suffragette meeting, a boudoir, Chan- 



tecler's roost, and the deck of the LusiUnla. 
In the most marvelous bird costume New 
York has seen Miss De Mar was a bewitch- 
ing rooster, and crowed so invitingly natural 
that Avery and Hart, the colored comedians, 
who had preceded her on the bill, came 
rushing precipitately from their dressing- 
room. 

MAKES A LITTLE SPEECH. 

"Three Days on the Ocean" Is a worthy 
successor to Miss De Mar's vaudeville gem, 
"Lonesome Flossie." There were cries from 
the audience for the girl who felt blu-u-ue, 
in response to which Miss De Mar was forced 
to make a little speech, expressing her pleas- 
ure at the way her new act had been re- 
ceived. 

"Morning Telegraph," Sept. 6. 



There is a tiptop bill at the New Brighton 
Theatre this week, headed by Carrie De 
Mar, the popular comedienne, In an entirely 
new act with special scenes for each of her 
five numbers and change of costume. In 
her first number she wears a hobble skirt 
and demonstrates Its awkwardness. She next 
imitates a suffragette; then, In full Chante- 
cler costume, she sings a song about "Poor 
Old Cock-a-Doodle-Doo." Her greatest hit 
is made, however. In her latest song, "Three 
Days on the Ocean," in which she enacts 
the role of a young woman taking her first 
voyage across, who Is brave on the first two 
days out, but on the third suffers a severe 
attack of mal de mer. It Is a song which 
completely convulses the audience. A hearty 
and deserving reception was accorded the 
clever comedienne last night. 

Brooklyn "Daily Eagle," Aug. 23. 



Carrie De Mar is one vaudeville artist of 
whom vaudeville audiences have grown to 
expect big things, and the promise that her 
latest act was the greatest achievement of 
her career attracted to the New Brighton 
Theatre at Brighton Beach yesterday after- 
noon and evening auditors who claimed 
Missouri as their homes and were prepared 
to be shown. And they were not disap- 
pointed, for Miss De Mar came, saw and 
conquered— particularly conquered. 

With special stage settings and costumes 
of strikingly original designs for her num- 
bers. Miss De Mar captivated her audiences, 
scoring a hit which will linger long In the 
memories of those who witnessed her open- 
ing yesterday. Her "Lonesome Flossie" 



characterisation la unf or gotten, but her three 
new numbers, "Three Days on the Ocean," 
the scene depicted being the deck of the 
Lusltanla; "The Hobble Skirt" and "Poor 
Old Cock-a-Doodle-Doo," a Chantecler num- 
ber, give every promise of enjoying still 
greater popularity. 

When Miss De Mar hits Broadway with 
her latest act, which, by the way, la best 
described aa a song production, there la no 
question about the recognition that la going 
to be accorded her, and If ahe Isn't the talk 
of New York after the first performance 
there will be a whole lot of people who saw 
her last night who will be disappointed. 

Brooklyn "Citizen," Aug. 23. 

Miss Carrie De Mar, the International 
comedienne, was accorded a cordial welcome 
upon her appearance, and upon the conclu- 
sion of her act, was compelled, In response 
to deafening and continuous applause, to re- 
spond with a speech. Miss De Mar, always 
popular here, returns with an entire new 
repertoire of songs, pretty scenes and atage 
settings and change of costume being an en- 
hancing feature for each song. In every one 
Miss De Mar makes a hit, the subjects be- 
ing timely and the happy manner In which 
they are presented making a most realistic 
effect. Miss De Mar'a closing song is founded 
on a personal experience. "Three Daya on 
the Ocean" telle the story of a maid who 
takes the voyage, at first finding nothing 
but delight, but when three days out a 
storm arises and Ideas change. The manner 
in which Miss De Mar portraya a seasick 
maid is most convulsing. A more realistic 
portrayal Is not possible. 

Atlantic City "Union," Aug. 16, 1910. 

Carrie De Mar's new song repertory, *s 
shown at the Brighton Theatre, last week, 
proved the star act of her career. There la 
a special drop and a change of dreaa for 
each and every one of her five songs, and 
all went big. "The Hobble Skirt," with Miss 
De Mar in this latest idiocy of feminine at- 
tire, started things In fine style, and then 
came "Looking for a Man," a suffragette 
song; "Poor Old Cock-a-Doodle-Doo," a 
P11 s ,.'paa °1 »moo„ : nonaeias Jdpawcqo 
number, and "Three Days on the Ocean," 
the biggest winner of them all. 

As a rooster, In a capital feathered dress, 
Miss De Mar was greatly liked, and every- 
one of her selections was voted "the goods," 
but her Imitations of a seasick damsel In the 



laat song was the real "peach." She stag- 
gered about the deck of the ocean liner, 
frantically grabbed the rail, and in every 
way Indicated the misery of Ufa during a 
storm at aea, and with it all steered clear 
of any Indelicacy. It la the best thing of 
Its kind she has ever done, exceeding in 
cleverness her Jag in "Lonesome Flossie." 
The audience brought her out for numerous 
bows aa a reward. 
N. Y. "Clipper," Sept. 3, 1910. 

In providing Carrie De Mar with a new 
act, job. Hart, her manager, has gone all 
the way. The single singer la now a "pro- 
duction." For each of her five songs, there 
Is a special drop and costume change. For 
the concluding number, a "company" of two 
briefly appear. The present act of Miss De 
Mar's will stamp her indelibly upon vaude- 
ville. Out of the five numbers, three could 
be featured. Her opening song "The Hob- 
ble Skirt," Is strong enough In its novelty 
and lyrics to close the act, and naturally, 
through that, gives the artiste a running 
start. The dress for "The Hobble Skirt" is 
a laughable travesty of the close-fitting sklrta 
women are wearing. It Is also the first in- 
troduction on the American stage of the 
craze. The closing number Is made the 
most of by Miss De Mar. It Is "Three 
Days on the Ocean," sung In a scene rep- 
resenting the deck of the Lusltanla. It Is 
a worthy successor to her "Lonesome Flos- 
sie," and delivered as well. "Looking For 
a Man" is a "Suffragette" number, with 
comedy, having a standing laugh in the 
final line. A "Chantecler" number Is the 
fourth. While singing it, Miss De Mar Is 
encased In the best rooster covering ever 
seen around here. The third song la "Look- 
ing for a Man" with the Blnger as a little 
girl wandering through the house with a 
candle. It's cute, and Miss De Mar dresses 
it that way. Her changes for each song are 
made very fast, one or two in lightning 
time. In the "Chantecler," a rising sun Is 
shown, with a chicken coop In the corner, 
of the drop. A well painted scene Is that of 
the Lusltanla deck. Miss De Mar scored 
with every one of her songs, and was called 
back many times after the final one, which 
has n "snapper" to the last verse. Miss 
De Mar has greatly Improved herself from 
her showing in the present turn, and this 
new act will greatly Improve her value. It 
Is a winner, sure. 

VARIETY, Aug. 2. 



noticing that he had a cold, aald: "Captain, 
I'm sorry that you have a bad cold." That 
brought the reply. "No, I think its hay 
fever" and then with a twinkle In his eye he 
added. "There have been a lot of grass 
widows In town this summer." At another 
time speaking of one he knew well, he said, 
"If the wind was blowing N. E. and the tide 
running down the beach, and you were thrown 
overboard, you are so contrary that you would 
land at Brlgantlne" (Brlgantine la In the op- 
posite direction). 

Professor Dorian, who has a Curtlss bi- 
plane, has erected his machine on the Million- 
Dollar Pier and Intends to fly this week. In 
the light of the fact that Dorian la a balloon- 
ist and has never gone up In an aeroplane, 
his first flights should be Interesting. 

BALTIMORE, MD. 

WILSON (M. L. Schalbley, mgr. ; agent, Joe 
Wood).— Shaw and Sherman; Bertram; Two 
Oabberts ; Kelly and Lafferty ; The Hardts ; 
m. p. 

VICTORIA (Chas. E. Lewis, mgr ; agent. 
Wm. Morris).— William Schilling and Co.; 
La Homa ; Clarence Sisters and Brother ; Billy 
and Teresa Jacobs ; m. p. 

ACADEMY (Harry Henkel. mgr.).— Vincent 
and Ray ; Ballow Bros. ; Perry and Elliott ; 
Duffy and May ; m. p. 

MONUMENTAL (Monty Jacobs, mgr.).— 
"Miss New York. Jr." Too much stock mate- 
rial holds the show down, but still It passes 
nicely. "Guessing at Hotel Guess" and "Slow- 
town Junction" are the titles of the burlesques. 
John J. Black and Will H. Cohan are the prin- 
cipal comedians and Fay O'Dell Is the leader 
of the female contingent. Frank Sisters, 
James Falrburn. Dancing Mitchells and others 
make up the company. 

OAYETY (Wm. L. Ballauf. mgr.).— "The Big 
Banner Show" with Gallagher ft Shean are the 
attraction. The burlesque is "The Girl from 
Paris" used some years ago by Louis Mann. 
Al Shean and Edward Gallagher are corking 
good comedians. The company Is good 
throughout and Includes Annette Goldle, 
Thomas De Vassy. Edna Davenport. Sidney 
Borrow. Mabel Leslie, Ruth Benton and Potter- 
Hartwell Trio 

SAVOY (Sol. J. Saphlre. mgr. ; agent, Wm. 
Morris). -The bill this week Is headlined by 
Lew Welch and Co., who renders an artistic 
piece of work In his Impersonations. Others 
are Frederick V. Bowers, last seen here In 
"The Ham Tree." in songs; Glrarri and Gard- 
ner ; Glrard's dancing was hugely enjoyed ; 
Alva York, who greatly suggests Vesta Vic- 
toria ; Reld Sisters, acrobatic dancers, and 



well liked ; Four Banjo Phlends, fair ; Kanaza- 
wa Japs, balancing act, usual ; Dorea Opera 
Trio, pleased ; Savoyograph. 

MARYLAND (Fred. C. Schanberger, mgr. ; 
agent. W. B. O.)— A strong bill with Ethel 
Green leading. Miss Green's characteristic 
songs were warmly greeted ; Henry Cllve 
showed something new In comedy ; Seldom 's 
Living Statuary, artistic act ; Claud and Fan- 
nie Isher In "Fagan's Decision," good; Bound- 
ing Gordons, fair ; White's Dancing Bugs, hit ; 
Cadets de Gascogne, operating singers, well 
received ; The Kennys, acrobats, and Klneto- 
graph. 

TRAYMORE CASINO (John T. Macaslln, 
mgr. )— Vaudeville. 

ELECTRIC PARK (August Fenneman. mgr.) 
—Neapolitan Grand Opera Quartette; 8«mu- 
Hs and San ford, comedians; Parso* Gorien; 
May Foster and her dog Mike ; Babe Esmond ; 
m. p. 

GWYNN OAK PARK (John T. Parson, mgr.) 
— Rltter and Robertson, s. and d. ; Will Reed, 
imitator; Rice and Kent, comedy acrobats. 



BOSTON 



Jeff D. Bernstein succeeds Chas. L. Stumm as 
manager of the Auditorium, which houses the 
"open door" attractions. It opens 12 with 
Henry W. Savage's "Con and Co." 

This is the final week of vaudeville at the 
Academy. The regular season opens 12 with 
Thos. W. Ryley's production "The Storm," a 
new drma by Langdon McCormlck. 

12 Is the official closing day of the summer 
park season. This Is a big local holiday (De- 
fender's Day) and patronage slacks up after 
that as the regular season has then set in. 

Electric Park, which has seen many changes 
In Its career, Is In new hands, or rather old 
ones, for It will now be conducted by August 
Fenneman, who created It more than 10 years 
ago. The purchase price Is said to be around 
SL'00.000 and another $50,000 will be spent for 
improvements. Mr. Fenneman plans to revive 
the race track which Is still on the property, 
although closed for several years. 



BEAUMONT, TEX. 

PEOPLES (Cox and McLean, mgrs. ; agent, 
C. E. Hodklns ; rehearsal 1.30).— Morcus and 
Sheldon, good; Dan J. Duffy, excellent; Four 
Musical Catcs. great; Lola Milton and Co., 
very good ; Figaro, Juggler, pleased ; Norlne 
Holmes and Co., well received; Harris and 
Vernon, s. and a., good. 

VAUDETTE (Theo. Cleramons, mgr. ; agent, 
S. and C. ; rehearsal 10.30).— Charley and 
Grace Patterson, very good ; Redmond and 
Smith, pleased ; Emily Walt, monolog and 
sones, good ; Little Verney Vernon and his 
violin, good. WALKER. 



J. GOLTZ, 

VARIETY'S Boston Representative, 

80 Summer St. 

KEITH'S (Harry E. Gustln, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O.).— With a bill of exceptional merit 
and opening on a holiday, the house was 
filled everywhere, standing room Included, at 
an early hour. Even the wonderful Aviation 
meet could not keep the crowds away. Both- 
well Browne, the San Francisco Impersonator, 
was the headllner, with an act dainty, well 
gowned and unique, and set to perfection. 
The dance at the finale surpasses all former 
dances; Sam Chip and Mary Marble "In Old 
Edam," drove away the blues; Eleanor Gor- 
don and Theodore Frlebus (new acts); Clifford 
Walker, English .monologist, well received; 
Amy Butler, supported by four good comedi- 
ans, lively act, with very good songs; The 
R. A. O. Trio, In singing, banjo and piano 
playing, good; Lavln-Clmaron Trio, worked 
hard, act good; Sansone and Delilah, balanc- 
ing, opened, unusually clever; Bowen, Llna 
and Moll, bars, showed long practice and good 
choice of tricks. 

PALACE (I. M. Mosher, mgr.; agent, Na- 
tional).— Brindamour, Claude Rauf, Four 
Musical Mays, Tony Genaro, Stlen ft Earle, 
Mltzle Admont, Clint Weston, Beimel, Kal- 
mos. Anto ft Delmay, Eugene Sweet, Bertha 
Holland, pictures. 

BEACON (Jacob Lourle, mgr; agent. Na- 
tional).— Billy Edwards, Harry Farrell, Frank 
Bertrand, Mae McGowan, Rehan Slaters, Sims 
ft Mitchell. Francis ft Andrews, George 
Schreck, Barry ft Greary. pictures. 

PASTIME (Mr. Murphy, mgr.; agent, Na- 
tional).— James Murtha, That Kid, Leonard ft 
Leslie. Yukl Yamakura, pictures. 

PEKIN (Mr. Price, mgr.; agent. National).— 
Miss King, pictures. 

OLD SOUTH (Frank Brown, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O.).— Jimmy Cowper, Nick Conway, 
Melvln ft Duxbury, Yale Trio, DeLacrolx ft 
DeBornl, Bart ft Mack, The Herberts, pic- 
tures. 

WASHINGTON (Frank Brown, mgr.; agent, 
C. B. O.).— Edith Hutton, Mr. ft Mrs. Rice ft 
Co., Paris Chambers. Mallard Brothers, Ray 
Carr, The Singing Quartet, Nat Royall, George 
Leslie, pictures. 

OLYMPIC (Ed. McDermott. mgr.; agent, 
Jeff Davis).— 5-7, Mildred Elsa, Martin ft 
Trolce, Charles Osborne. 8-10, Dan Haley, 
Bowman ft Terry, Mildred Dale, pictures. 

BROADWAY, SOMERVILLE (Milt Wood- 
bury, mgr.; agent. Jeff Davis).— 5-7, Frank 
Phlnps, Fred Elmore; 8-10, Harry La Toy, 
Walter Stread, pictures. 



OLYMPIA (M. Lydon. mgr.; agent, Jeff 
Davis).— Jack Dempsey, Kittle Hoffman, pic- 
tures. 

SCENIC, BOSTON (M. F. O'Brien, mgr.; 
agent, J. J. Qulgley).— Dan Simmons, Three 
Alvarattes, Little Esle, pictures. 

SCENIC, CHELSEA (agent, Fred Mardo).— 
5-7, Ollle Perkins. Miller ft Harrington. La 
Toye ft Toohey; H-10, Scotty Provan, Mar- 
lowe ft Plunkett, Octavia Neal, pictures. 

ORPHEUM (Fred mason, mgr.; agent. L. 
B. O.).— Harry LeClair, Howard Truesdell ft 
Co.. Searl Allen ft Co., Capreta Chefalo, Grace 
DeMar, Mint ft Wertz. Inglls ft Reading, 
Brown ft Williams, pictures. 

LEXINGTON PARK (J. T. Benson, mgr.; 
agent, Fred Mardo).— Howe ft Edwards, Roy 
ft Manning, Sachs ft Harding, The Mazettas. 
Jack Magann. 

MEDFORD BOULEVARD (J. E. Comerford, 
mgr.; agent, J. W. Gorman).— Hilton ft Lewis, 
Warren ft Brockway. The Blacks, Brooks ft 
Kingman. Lylllan Browne. 

HOWARD ATHENEUM (Jay Hunt, mgr.; 
agents, Ed. Kelly ft Phil Hunt).— Open bur- 
lesque. Sam Rice's "Merry Maidens." Added 
acts, Les Montfords, Burt Marlon ft Sallle 
Dean. Bertlna ft Brockway. Jennie Gerard, 
Murray Goldle. Maklra ft Co., Fox ft Blon- 
dln. Hater ft Janet, Davis ft Davidson, Cook 
ft Cook, pictures. 

BOWDOIN SQUARE (Jay Hunt, mgr.; 
agents, Ed. Kelly ft Phil Hunt).— Earle ft 
Bartlett, Marks ft Young, Great Inman, Geddy 
ft Ross, Ethel Nevlns, Reardon ft Jones, pic- 
tures. 



The New Casino opens In New Bedford, 12, 
on C. B. O. time, with Fred McAloon as 
owner and manager. Considerable alterations 
have been made In the house, which was 
formerly a five-cent show place. It now seats 
800. 



M. H. Farrar, of the Comlque, Montpslier, 
Vt., spent week of 5 In Boston arranging new 
booking with C. B. O. 

George Clarke, for many years connected 
with Keith's Boston house as superintendent 
and manager, is no longer serving in that ca- 
pacity. Harry E. Gustln Is now filling the 
bill. 



Nat Burgess Is no longer connected with the 
Washington and Old South Theatres here 
Frank Brown Is now In that capacity. 

Jeff Davis has added the following houses to 
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means closed as was shown this week by the 
way the people flocked there. An exceptionally 
good bill is presented this week. W. QEE. 

CHARLESTON, W. VA. 

HIPPODROME (C. H. Long, mgr.; Gus Sun, 
agent; rehearsal Monday 10).— After having at- 
tracted considerable patronage as a picture 
house for the past two months, the Hipp re- 
sumed it's vaudeville policy to-day with an 
excellent bill to capacity houses. Hawaiian 
Quartet, good; Jack Harlow and Co., pleased; 
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cellent. MAJOR. 



Ray Royce, of the Providence Casino, Prov- 
idence. R. I., opened the Lawrence at New 
London, Conn., 5. The new theatre was 
formerly a dance hall and $3,000 was spent 
to put it in shape. C. B. O. is furnishing the 
acts. It will seat 1,100. Sam Messing, of the 
C. B. O., will be the resident manager and 
the house will use four acts. The bill for 
the week of ."> consists of Three Haitian Trou- 
badours. Jack Boyce, Horan and Van, Nellie 
Elliott, pictures. 



The Moving Picture Operators' Union had 
opened headquarters at 727 Washington St. 

Bruce Morgan, who has been doing "single" 
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a new act of three boys, to open 5, at the 
Providence Scenic. 



BRIDGEPORT, CONN. 

BIJOU (W. E. Smith, mgr.; agent U. B. O.; 
Monday rehearsal 11).— Leila Cautna, clever; 
Original Mary Jane of the Buster Brown Co., 

good; Gruet and Gruet, very good. Note.— 

The New Empire Theatre opened Monday. 

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CINCINNATI 

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KEITH'S COLUMBIA (H. K. Shockley. 
mrg. ; agent. U. B. O. ; Sunday rehearsals 
10).— Byere & Hermann opened strong; Mil- 
dred Grover. hit; Walsh, Lynch & Co.. very 
good ; Melnotte Twins and Clay Smith, ex- 
cellent ; Hedges, Jacobson & Hedges, very 
good ; Lionel Barrymore, McKee, Rankin & 
Co. in "The White Slaver" fell flat; Ray- 
mond ft Caverly, scream ; The Great Auroras, 
very fine. 

EMPRESS (Edward Shields, mgr ; agent, 
S. C. ; rehearsals Sunday 10).— Musical Al- 
vard, good; Beatrice Gurner. fair; May Nan- 
nary & Co., fair; Billy Chase, excellent; The 
Rials, very good ; "Polly Pickle's Pets in 
Petland," hit. 

AMERICAN (Harry Hart. mgr. ; agent, 
direct; Monday rehearsal 10). — Elinor Daly 
assisted by Claud Reeder, poor ; Hufford & 
Chain, good ; The Takawaza Japs, very good ; 
Kelly * Park, fair; Groat Barnettl, very 
good; Harris & Randall, fair; Jim Silver, 
average. 

PEOPLE'S (James E. F< nncssy, mgr.).— 
The Merrv Whirl. 

STANDARD (Frank J. Clemens, house 
agent).— "Dainty Duchess." 



BUFFALO, N. Y. 

SHEA'S (M. Shea, mgr.; agent, U. B. O.).— 
Lady Odlva, first Buffalo appearance, well re- 
ceived; The Three McOrades, good; Howard, 
the Scotch Ventriloquist, hit; Harrlgan, well 
appreciated; Elphye Snowden and Earl Ben- 
ham, good; Brown and Ayer. fine; Witt's Girls 
from Melody Lane, hit; Schrode and Mulvey, 
pleased. 

ACADEMY (M. S. Epstln, mgr.).— McAvoy 
and Powers, hit; Bijou Russell, good; Bella 
Italia Troupe, fine; Barney First, pleased: 
Will Campbell, clever; Carlton Slaters, well 
received; Prltzkow and Blanchard, good; Gil- 
bert. Fitzgerald and Co., hit; Robinson Trio, 
smart; Hill and Ackerman, very good. 

GARDEN (Rehearsal Monday 0).— "New Ma- 
JestlCB." Playing full houses. Good ahow. 



CLEVELAND. O. 

HIPPODROME (II. A. Daniels, mgr.; agent, 
U. B.).— Gertrude Hoffman and Co., headline 
the bill. Her Impersonations and dancing are 
hltrh class; James Young showed xincommon 
ability with his Impersonations; Mable Mr- 
Curie, a good dinger; Ball^rinl's Dogs, went 
good; RIo. Is a daring aerlalist: Jarrow. has 
some interesting manipulations; Tom Mahoney. 
moiiologlst, has a good line. 

WALTER D HOLCOMB. 



DAVENPORT, IOWA. 

AMERICAN (C. E. Rerkell, mgr.; agent. 
Wllllnm Morris; 12.30 Mon. rehearsal).— 
Opening bill went fair; first houses all sold 
nut ; Owen and Hoffman. In skit, favorites 
This week's bill— Rafayettes Doks. Jean Ju- 
remle. Will Ilnrt. Mile. Lupeto Peroa, Hardlo 
Lingdnn. sonns and pictures. 

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ELMIRA, N. Y. 

MOZART (O. W. Mlddleton, mgr. ; agent. 
Edward Mozart; Monday rehearsal 10).— 
John Barrett and Co., Rose, Lane and Wal- 
ger, Grenler and La Fose, Lew Harvey, May- 
belle Rothler, Charles Maurer and m. p.; 

good bill and business. HAPPY HOUR (G. 

H. Van Demark, mgr,; agent, U. O. B.; Mon- 
day rehearsal 11).— Straub Sisters, Oaloway, 
Kerner and Brown, Tojettl, Gus Fredericks, 
Josef Samuels and in. p.; excellent, large 
business. FAMILY THEATRE (Max Sher- 
man, mgr.; agent, Huckner-Shea; Monday re- 
hearsal 10).— The Burkes, Marguerite Brown. 
John McGowan and Co. and m. p.: good 
business, pleased. J. M. BEERS. 



ERIE, PA. 

FOUR MILE CREEK PARK (H. T. Foster, 
mgr.; agent, Harry Hahn).— Hubert Deveau, 
good; Emma ft Percy Pollock, excellent; 
Moody ft Goodwin, well received; Rawls ft 
Von Kaufman, went big; The Rosalres, clever. 

WALDAMEBR PARK (H. T. Foster, mgr.). 
—Reese Broa Minstrels, good. 

COLONIAL THEATRE (A. P. Weschler, 
mgr.; agent, Gus Sun; rehearsal Monday 10).— 
George Kalne, amusing: Kimball Bros., good; 
Gillette's Dogs and Monkeys, clever; Sherman 
ft Ross, excellent; Sam Llebert ft Co., very 
good; Six Jungmans, very clever. 

ALPHA (E. H. Suerken, mgr.; agent, Mar- 
cus Loew; rehearsal Monday 10).— Lohse ft 
Sterling, clever; Franklin ft Davis, good; 
Walton ft Vivian, amusing; Dave Gaston, 
good; Stewart Sisters, classy act. 

HAPPY HOUR (D. H. Connelly, mgr; agent, 
Geo. VerBeck).— Great Weber, clever; Hank ft 
Lottie Whitcomb, good. 



The Colonial Theatre opened to-day after 
extensive Improvements had been made this 
summer; a fine new front has been added and 
the seating capacity Increased 200. 



The Jeffries-Johnson fight pictures will be 
exhibited this week at the Happy Hour Thea- 
tre; there has been great objection raised to 
them by the ministers, but Mayor Llebel has 
declined to Interfere. M. H. MIZENER. 



EVANSVILLE, IND. 

New Grand opened Its doors to a crowded 
house and had a well-balanced bill. "The 
Love Waltz" feature act, a good one-act op- 
eretta; Swat Mulligan, baseball comedy, one 
long Inugh; Frank Stafford ft Co. clever: 
Boudlnl Bros., very good; Joe Jackson, among 
the best: McDonald, Crawford ft Montrose, 
very good: El Dora, novel juggling. 

OAK SUMMIT PARK (Edw. Raymond, mgr.: 
agents, Sulllvan-ronsldlne) — Geo. B. Van's 
Minstrels, good; Dean-Orr Sisters and Gal- 
lagher, first (lass; We-Chok-Be, unusual vau- 
deville entertainment: Billy Mann, good en- 
tertainer: Jubilee Singing Four, good; The 
Dancing Stewarts, deserve name; Roraaln, vi- 
olinist, and Le Page, unlcycllst. were very 
good. OBERDORFER. 



FALL RIVER, MASS. 

BIJOU (L. M. Boas, mgr.; agent, direct; 
rehearsal Monday 10).— M. p. ft 5/7. The Mc- 
Carvers, good; Walker ft 111, very good; Frank 
McCrea ft Co., excellent. 8/10, The Bon Air 
Trio; Stevenson ft Nugent; Mltchall and 

Raymond. PREMIER (L. M. Boas, mgr.; 

agent, direct; rehearsal Monday 10).— M. p. 
and 5/7, Paul Stephens, excellent; Ward ft 
Raynor, very good; Three Davis Bros., good. 
8/10, Dill ft Ward; Billy Falls; Musical Bus- 
kirk ft Co. PALACE (Wm. B. Stecker, 

mgr.; agent, U. B. O. ; rehearsal Monday 11). 
— M. p. and 5/7, Herbert Cyril, a hit; Nlbbs 
and Bordeaux, good; Cole & Coleman, excel- 
lent. 8/10. Ermy and Fay. Nat Wharton, 
Lawrence Dudley ft Co. 

EDW. F. RAFFERTY. 



PRINCESS (Thayer ft Schaffer) .—Stock. 
Chester Bishop "came back" as strong as he 
finished last season. 



HARRISBURG. PA. 

ORPHEUM THEATRE (C. F. Hopkins, 
mgr.; agent, U. B. O. ).— Moffat t ft Claire, act 
very pleasing; Geo. F. Hall, monologlst. very 
good; Barry ft Halvers, went well; Phil ft 
Nettle Peters, many laughs; Lasky's Piano- 
Phlend-Mlnstrels, big hit; Jones ft Deely. 
scored strongly; Selma Brats, very clever. 

HIPPODROME THEATRE (A. L. Roumfort 
ft Co.. mgrs. ; agent, Rudy Heller).— Valentine 
ft Ray, Edith Dumond. 

HARTFORD, CONN. 

POLI'S (Oliver C. Edwards, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O. ; Monday rehearsal 10).— Nell O'Brien 
ft Co., riot; Ingle ft Farre. good; Dave Fer- 
guson, big hit; Falrman. Furman and Fair- 
man, very good; Belle Baker, encored; Two 
Pucks, classy as usual; Three Charbrino 
Brothers, sensational. 

HARTFORD (Fred P. Dean. mgr. ; agent. 
James J. Clancy; Monday and Thursday re- 
hearsals 11).— "Menetekel, mystery, packed 
the house; Toomey ft Fen ton, good; Pauline 
Barry, hit; Cardell ft Smith, good; Musical 
Stewarts, high class. 

SCENIC (Harry C. Young, mgr.; agent, di- 
rect; Monday rehearsal 10).— Marlon Marshall, 
good; William Walters, ill. s. ; m. p. 

Parsons' Theatre opened regular season with 
"The Member from Ozark." 

The Star Theatre, a picture house, opened 
to big business. R. W. OLMSTED. 



JAMESTOWN, N. Y. 

CELORON (J. J. Waters, mgr.).— George 
Bloomqulst Players In "Nerve," a good farce; 
Myrtle Byrne and Co., excellent; Qulgley 
Bros., good: Laura Buckley, clever; Swan and 
Bambard, fine; Woodwell's sensation was the 
free act for the closing week of the season. 

LYRIC (H. A. Deardourff, mgr.).— Arthur 
Houston, clever; Force and Williams, good; 
Frlnt George and Co., funny; Zinka Panna. 
satisfactory; Lorna Doone Jackson, a novelty 
aeroplane stunt. L. T. BERLINER. 



LINCOLN, NEB. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck. gen. mgr.; agent 
direct: rehearsal Monday ft). —Bill Strong, 
beaded by The Great Asa hi ft Co.. magic, dis- 
tinct feature; Lo Toy Bros., acrobatic, fine; 
Bert and Lottie Walton, s. and d., scored; 
"Devil. Servant and The Man," Impressive, 
characters well cast: Slegel and Matthews, 
musical. Immediate favor; Lewis McCord ft 
Co., laughable sketch; Diero, accordionist, hi:. 

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Capltoj Beach Is showing Johnson-Jeffrie.-, 
fight pictures and packing them in at fifty 
cents admission. 



Nebraska Annual State Fair 5-0 featuring 
Wright Aeroplane and Lerabardl's Band. 

LEE LOGAN. 



LOS ANGELES, GAL. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.; agent, 
direct: Monday rehearsal, 10).— Week Aug. 
20. High-class program, capacity houses. 
Josle Heather, comedienne, clever ; Four Fords, 
dancers, excellent ; Ryan and Richfield, sketch, 
entertaining; Granville and Rogers, comedi- 
ans, good; Holdovers: Clifford and Burke, 
comedians ; Four Cllftons. athletes ; Harry At- 
kinson, imitator; and Annette Kellerman. 

LOS ANGELES (Geo. A. Bovyer, mgr.; agent. 
('. O. Brown; Monday rehearsal, 11). — Good 
program, uniformly good houses. Murray K. 
Hill, monologlst. headllner. capital ; Estellc 
Wordette and Co., sketch, pleasing ; Beulah 
Davis, singer, above ordinary ; Tony and Nor- 
man, s. and d., took well ; Cabaret's dogs, In- 
teresting ; Don and Tompson. skit, laugh pro- 
ducers. LEVY'S (Al. Levy. mgr. ; agent. L 

Behymer ; Monday rehearsal, 10).— Excellent 
program, pucked houses. Countess Rossi, 



headllner. singer, big hit; Grace Belmont, 
singer, charming ; Madge Maitland, comedi- 
enne, well received ; and El wood singing trio, 
big favorites. EDWIN F. O'MALLEY. 

MERIDEN, CONN. 

POLI'S THEATRE (S. Z. Poll, lessee; Tom 
Kirby, mgr.; Monday rehearsal 11).— Dillon, 
motion picture Interpreter, passable; Arthur 
Connelly, good; Klllian ft Moore, very good; 
Joe Kane ft Blossom Seeley, most pleasing; 
Billy "Swede" Hall ft Jennie Colburn Co., 
entertaining; Marion Garaon ft Co., hit of the 
show. 

Hanover Park Tbeatro closed Labor Day 
after a most miserable season due wholly to 
poor and "Adam Sowerguy" management. 

S. 



MERIDIAN, MISS. 

GEM (D. J. Hennessey, mgr.; agent, Wil- 
llams-Cooley).— 29-31. Lillian and Leslie How- 
ard, very good; Marie Maxlne; Watt Caufield. 
bf. ; m. p. 1-3, The Conners, decided hit; 
Thomas- and Wesson, very good. 

H. B. MAY. 



MILWAUKEE 

MAJESTIC (James A. Hlgler, agent. Op- 
pheum Circuit; rehearsal Monday 10:30).— Carl 
Sauerman ft Co., splendid dramatic playlet, 
"The Old Flute Player"; Hanlon Bros., artistic 
pantomlne; Kranzman, Taylor, White, breezy 
whirlwind song and dance act; Robert DeMont 
Trio, wonderful acrobats; Radle Furman. 
pleasing in songs and dances; Maude and 
Gladys Finney, novelty diving act; Parshley, 
pleasing musical; Douglas and Moscrop Sis- 
ters, songs and dances. 

CRYSTAL (C. I. Fisher, mgr.; bookings di- 
rect; rehearsals Monday 10:00).— Frank Bush, 
clever story teller; Five Brown Bros., high- 
class musical; Lamb's Manikins, clever nov- 
elty; Gagnoux Troup, good Juggling; Pankey 
and Cook, singing, good. 

EMPRESS (Daniel McCoy, mgr.; agent. 
S.-C. ; rehearsals Monday 10). — Llnd, splendid 
female impersonator; Helen, and other good 
acts. 

STAR (F. Trottman, mgr.). -"World of Pleas- 
ure," big show, with good company. 

GAYETY (Wm. E. Mick, mgr.).— "Golden 
Crook," beautiful burlesque show headed by 
Billy Arlington. Doty King's dancing is also 
a feature. 

ORPHEUM, PRINCESS, LYRIC and DE- 
LIGHT (T. Saxe. mgr.).— Pictures and ill. 
songs. HERBERT MORTON. 

MOLINE, ILL. 

FAMILY (Harry Sodinl, mgr.; agent, W. 
V. A. ; 1 Mon. rehearsal). Week 20. Swed- 
ish Ladies Quintet, hit of bill. "The Girls, 
the Guide and the Eagle," feature, present 
bill. 

Family will only have two shows dally with 
three mats weekly. SHARON. 



MUNCIE. IND. 

STAR (Ray Andrews, mgr.; agent. Gus 
Sun; rehearsal, Monday 10.30).— The McNutts, 
cycle experts, clever; The Le Monts, banjo 
singing novelty, pleased; Rosa Naynow, as- 
sisted by Clyde Phillips, Introducing her 
troupe of trained tropical birds, hit; Arthur 
Itrowning, the Tramp and dog, hit. 

GEO. PIPER. 



NEW ORLEANS, LA. 

AMERICAN (James R. Cowan, mgr.; agent, 
William Morris; rehearsal, Sunday 10).— Mor- 
ton and Keenan scored: so did Charles A. 
Brady; Edenberg, too; Nannie Felnberg and 
Co., "The Shoplifters," proved popular ('tis 
tearfully tender and soothingly sentimental). 

WINTER GARDEN (Israel and Leopold, 
mgrs.).— From burlesque to "Mascotte" is 
something of a flight, but the "Broadway 
Girls" made the artistic ascent with little 
noticeable histrionic deterioration. The com- 
pany is nothing If not versatile. 

MAJESTIC (L. E. Sawyer, mgr.).— Tyson 
Extravaganza Co., vaudeville and pictures. 

HAPPY HOUR (Al. Durnlng. mgr.).— James 
and Flora Cooper, sketch; James Daniels, 
comedian; Marlon Mitchell, soprano; Charles 
Kropp, violinist. 



West End Park closed Sunday. The at- 
tendance has not been as large as formerly, 
inclemeut weather acting a* a deterrent. 

James R. Cowan, the new resident manager 
of the American, rises with the lark. 

The Orpheuin opens Monday. Augusta Glose 
headlines the Initial program. Others on the 



bill will be Montgomery and the Healey Sis- 
ters, Four Huntings, Savo, Callahan and St. 
George, Piccolo Midgets and Frederick Allen 
and Co. 0. M. SAMUEL. 



OAKLAND, GAL. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr. ; agent, 
direct).— Minnie Dupree and Co. ; The Six 
Kaufmans ; Al Jolson ; Renee. Holdovers - 
-Operatic Festival" ; J. C. Nugent and Co. ; 
Flannagan and Edwards : Harry De Vora Trio. 

BELL (Jules Cohn, mgr.; agent, S.-C.).— 
Lozelle ; Leeds and Lemar ; Dorothy De Schellc 
and Co.; Black and McConc ; Will Davis, 
Dorsch and Russell. 

I DOR A PARK— Ellery's Bfnd. 

OMAHA, NEB. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.: agent, 
direct; rehearsal Sunday 10).— La Tortajada 
headlined bill, very well liked; Nellie Nichols, 
by far big feature, audience going wild with 
applause; The Mardl Opera Co., real treat; 
John P. Wade ft Co., played well; Fred Wat- 
son, big; Five Alphas, hoop manipulation, 
clever; Williams and Warren, musical, enter- 
taining; Mullen and Correll, comedy acro- 
bats, many laughs; Orpheum Concert Or- 
chestra with fifteen talented artists; house 
sold out. 

AMERICAN (William Morris, mgr.; agent 
direct; rehearsal Monday 12).— "Barnyard 
Romeo" held over; Mlzzi Hajos and Adelaide, 
features; Adelaide In the dance with J. J. 
Hughes won a warm spot; "Cleopatra En 
Masque," well received; Harry and Irving 
Cooper, many laughs; Sydney Grant, monolog, 
very good; Cartmell and Harris, did nicely; 
Dorothy Vaughn, songs, pleased; Zay Hol- 
land, entertaining. Playing to full houses. 

GAYETY (E. L. Johnson, mgr.).— Opened 
with "Cracker Jacks." Mollle Williams is the 
feature. Costumes surpass anything Omaha 
has seen for some time. House selling stand- 
ing room. BURCHAM. 



ONEONTA. N. Y. 

ONEONTA (Harry E. Dunham, mgr.; agent, 
Cleveland; rehearsals Monday and Thursday 
1).— 1-3, Sophia Everette and Co., pleased; 
Lynch and Bllas, good; 5-7, Pauline Fletcher 
and Co.. well applauded; Rivers and Roches- 
ter, good; The Great Moore, pleased; m. p. 

DE LONG. 

PATERSON, N. J. 

FOLLY (Joseph E. Pine, mgr.).— Miner's 
"Bohemians" and "The Tiger Llllies." Mon- 
day two well filled houses greeted and thor- 
oughly enjoyed the clever skits presented by 
the first named company. 

EMPIRE (H. J. Bruggemann, mgr.; agent. 
Peter Shea).— Another well put together bill 
drew sufficient numbers to comfortably fill 
the theatre. Katlyama, novel hand writing 
act: Maude Tiffany, on short notice, replaced 
Josephine Davis. Her selections were suitable 
and well liked; Mallett ft Stack, conversational 
oddity; Helen A Cozens: Johnson, Davenport 
and Lorella; Varsity Four, scored heavily: 
Pictures. VAN-ARNOT. 



PITTSBURGH. 

GRAND (Harry Davis, mgr.: agent. John 
P. Harris).— Wm. Famum and Co., Bird Mill- 
man Trio. Models of the Jardin De Paris. Four 
Melanls. Luciana Lucca. Emmy's Pet Poodles. 
Paul Barnes, Walker and Sturm, m. p. 

NOTE.— Season opened the 5th. Capacity 
house. 

FAMILY (John P. Harris, mgr.: agent. 
Morganstem; rehearsal. Monday 0).— Hellman. 
Mitchell and Browning. Shield and Root. Jack 
Lewis, Ruth Lavellette. Savage and De Cro- 
teau. Stuart ^and Humes, Will Adams, m. p. 

LIBERTY (Abe Cohen, mgr.; agent. Gus 
Sun; rehearsal. Monday 10).— Van and Craw- 
ford, good; Amy Schaffer and Co.. fair; De- 
wlck Trio, good; LaDare- Warner Trio, good; 
m. p. 

GAYETY (Henry Kurtzman, mgr.).— "Ben- 
man Show." Courtney Sisters; extra feature 
T. J. Corbett's "pals." with Lon Haskell and 
Co. 

ACADEMY (Harry Williams, mgr. t. -Cora 
Livingston, world's champion woman wr stler 

firdin De Paris Girls.". M. S. K\UL. 

PITT8FIELD, MASS. 

EMPIRE THEATRE (J. H. Tebbctts. mgr.; 
agent. U. B. O. ; rehearsals Mondav 10).— Sept 
5-10, Cycling Cogswells, clever: Dagwell Sis- 
ters, well received; R. H. Hodge ft Co. 
funny; Four Musical Avolas. good; Anderson 
ft Golnes. went well; Amnros Sisters ft Co 
very good; 111. songs and m. p. 

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PORTHMOUTH, O. 

ORPHEUM (R. R. Russell, mgr.; agent, O. 
S. ; Monday rehearsal 10).— Fair prof ram. 
Original Hawalln Quartet, good; H. V. Flts- 
gerald, fair; Grace Armond, good; Walsh- 
Lynch Co., very pleasing; motion pictures, 
good. ^ 

AIR DOME (J. F. Potts, mgr.).— Pictures 
ood; business fair. F. B. GORDON. 

PORTLAND, ME. 

CONGRESS (E. H. Gerstle, mgr.; agent, 
Quigley; rehearsal, Monday 10.30).— Imperial 
Comedy Trio, funny travesty act; Bombay 
Deerfoot (a real Indian) presenting wonderful 
novelty act; Gracey and Burnett, laughable 
■kit; Phillips and Newell, speed steppers In 
s. and d. PORTLAND (W. B. Greene, les- 
see; J. W. Greely, mgr.; agent, U. B. O.; re- 
hearsal. Monday 10).— Russell and Smith's Big 
Minstrels, vaudeville's only minstrel show, 
presenting a minstrel first part of 7 people 
and 20 silent figures, a capacity getter; Lau- 
rie and Alleen, s. and d., novelty kids, well 
received; Frledlander and Clark, knockabout 
comedians, went big; Rober and Tunlson, ex- 
cellent comedy opera singers, Impressive elec- 
trical effects; Mons. Trebaugh and his musical 
dining table, return engagement In this vicin- 
ity; act not altered, but still pleased. 

SCENIC (Westbrook) (Guy P. Woodman, mgr.; 
agent, U. B. O.; rehearsals, Monday and 
Thursday 1).— 5-7, Hanson and Bonet, com- 
edy sketch; 8-10, Hayes Sisters, s. and d. 
specialty. 

Mr. George Ovey and Miss Louise Honor, 
principals of the Cape Musical Comedy Co., 
left on the Bar Harbor express for New York 
Tuesday night where they will make their 
winter plans. Mr. John Saunders of the Ware 
Opera Co., will put on a production entitled 
"Daughter of America. 

HAROLD C. ARBNOVSKY. 



RACINE, WIS. 

BIJOU (F. B. Stafford, mgr.; agent. W. V. 
A.)— Bill for this week Is headed by the Win- 
ter Quartet, clever singers and entertainers; 
Madame Tenderhee, contortionist, has an ex- 
cellent routine; her work was highly appre- 
ciated; Cottrell and Hamilton, very good; The 
Obermans, very clever sketch; m. p. 

NOTE. 

"The Cow and the Moon" opened season at 
the Racine Theatre to good business. Nine- 
teen drops are used In the piece which are 
the finest ever seen In this city. The musical 
numbers are of the best and some excellent 
voices are heard In the chorus. J. B. P. 



READING, PA. 

ORPHEUM (C. C. Egan, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O.; Monday rehearsal 10.30).— O'Neill * 
O'Neill, good; DeNoyer A Danle, success; 
Tokl Klsbi, pleased; Evans A Lloyd, well 
liked. 

PALACE (W. K. Goldenberg, mgr; agent, 
Bart McHugh; Monday rehearsal 10.30).— 
Sytz A Sytz, pleased; Titus A Titus, laughs; 
Sam. Phillips, clever Impersonations; Coun- 
sel II., very good. 

GRAND (C. G. Keeney, mgr.; Monday re- 
hearsal 10.30).— Pictures and vaudeville. 



SALT LAKE, UTAH. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.; agent, 
direct).— Week 29. Fanny Rice, headllner. 
huge success ; Creasy and Dayne, good ; Stew- 
art and Marshall, colored, opened the show 
with a bang ; Dale and Boyle scored ; Derwln, 
ventriloquist, well received ; Mareena, Nevarra 
and Mareena, equilibrists, held to finish ; Slg- 
nor Travato, violinist, riot. 

MISSION (John Clark, mgr.).— Will open 
with Sulllvan-Consldlne shows about Oct. 11. 

MAJESTIC (Harry Revler, mgr. ; agent, di- 
rect).- M. p. and vaudeville; good business. 

OWEN. 

SAVANNAH. GA. 

LIBERTY (Frank and Hubert Bandy, mgrs.; 
agent. Princess Theatrical Exchange).— Charles 
Ledeger, good; Autcn and Weyman, scored; 
"Tutes" McGuIre, clever; Julian and Dyer, 
went big; The Three English Madcaps, hit of 
the bill pictures and songs complete the bill. 

THE ORPHEUM (Joseph A. Wilensky, mgr.; 
agent, Inter-State Circuit; rehearsal Monday 
2).— Sevan and Warren, comedy acrobats of 
no special merit; Charlea Hitchcock, clever 
monologue; Alablsar and Baby Athlone, went 
big; The Three Perry Sisters, splcey little 
act, well received; Sharp and Montgomery, 
big hit; their work Is excellent throughout 

Al. G. Field will give a banquet In Savan- 
nah Oct. to celebrate the twenty-fifth anni- 
versary of his organization. 

R. MAURICE ARTHUR. 



SIOUX OITY, IOWA. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck. gen. mgr.; agent, 
direct; rehearsal, Sunday 10).— Week 10. "The 
Leading Lady," featuring Marguerlne Haney, 
one of the best of its kind ever seen here; 
Lyons and Yasco, harpist and singer, big hit; 
Five Olymplers, living statuary, well received; 
De Lisle, juggler, clever; Goff Phillips, black 
face, pleased; Fennel and Tyson, hit The 
Orpheum is playing to big business. 

C. S. C. 

SPOKANE, WASH. 

ORPHEUM (Jos. Muller, mgr. ; agent, W. 
V. A). -Week Aug. 20. Howard and Howard, 
top honors ; "Baseballlsts," amusing ; Fred 
singer, musical treat ; Tom Smith A Peaches 
fair ; Marie Fen ton, pleased ; Byer Brothers' 
very clever; Cavana, thrilled. 

PANT AGES' (E. Clarke Walker, mgr. ; 
agent, direct).— John L. Sullivan, big feature- 
Mason, Wilbur and Waldron, pleasing sketch • 
Courtney Sisters, pleased. 



WASHINGTON (Geo. Blakesley, mgr. ; agent. 
S.-C.).— Anne Walters and Co., headllners ; 
Haydn, Borden and Haydn, pleased ; Bmma 
Don, good; Hattle and Mllo Vaggea, big hit; 
Kate Fowler, landed solid ; La Belle Meeker, 
good act. R. E. M. 



ST. LOUIS, MO. 

By FRANK B. ANFENGER. 

COLUMBIA (Frank Tate, mgr.; agent, Or- 
pheum Circuit).— Camilla Ober, Arturo Ber- 
nardl, Valadon, Conroy and Le Malre, Richard 
Nadrage, Robt. H. Bertram and Co., Victoria 
Four, Qua Onlaw Trio. 

DELMAR GARDEN (Jack Kearney, mgr.).— 
Josephine Sabel, LeBeggs and Co., the Le- 
valls, Juggling Matthleus, George (Porkchops) 
Evers and Young and Brooks. 

FOREST PARK HIGHLANDS (Robert Haf- 
ferkamp, mgr.).— Three Vagrants, Neff and 
Starr, La Petite Emellne, Hayes and Wynne, 
Merrltt and Love. 



Mannlon's Park (vaudeville) closed a suc- 
cessful season Sunday.— Helene, the novelty 
dancer, Is repeating at the better class of 
houses with a short snappy Spanish dance, 
classical Egyptian, Introducing a live serpent 
and closing with a serpentine, using an all 
new wardrobe and repeating her former suc- 
cess. 



With the opening of the Century and Olym- 
pic this week, Pat Short begins his 41st year 
as a St. Louis Manager.— Girl ushers are 
being successfully used at the Garrlck (Shu- 

bert) this season. The St Louis Times Is 

running a $100 prize contest for the best 
scenario for a moving picture play, submitted 
by a reader to be judged and produced by an 
Independent company. 



SYRACUSE, N. Y. 

GRAND (Jos. Pearlsteln, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O. ; rehearsal, Monday 10.30).— McPhee and 
Hill, good; Adele McNeill, pleased; "The Fool- 
ish Factory," fair; Gordon and Marx, fair; 
Miss Leslie Leigh and Co., good; Four Mel- 
ody Monarchs, went big; Dr. Herman, hit. 

CRESCENT (John J. Breslln, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O.).— Transfleld Sisters, good; Bennett 
and Darling, good; Barbara Douglas and Co., 
fair; Billy Scheer, well received; The Samp- 
son Trio, good. SAM FREEMAN. 



TORONTO. ONT. 

SHEA'S (J. Shea, mgr.).— La Pla, scored 
strongly; Grace Emmett, laughing success; 
Four Balklns, sensational; Julius Tannen, 
clever; Caley's and Fay Quartet, popular; Ed- 
ward Van and TIerney, pleased; Zeno, Jordan 
and Zeno, hit; Karl, novel; M. P. 

GAYETY (R. Henry, mgr.).— "Ginger Girls" 
well rcc cl v#d 

STAR (F. W. Stair, mgr.).— "The Rollick- 
ers" with Jack Johnson, big drawing magnet. 

MAJESTIC (Peter F. Griffin, mgr.).— Under 
the new management this popular resort is 
a big success. Kessely's Marionettes, big fea- 
ture; Dlckerson and Floyd, good; Rosseley 
and Rosebelle, pleased; Delay and Holcomb, 
clever; Rea, mysterious; M. P. 

YONGE STREET (G. Mo ran, mgr.).— Ar- 
thur O'Brien A Co., In sketch, went strongly; 
Shannon and Morris, good; Miller and Lyles, 
scream; M. P. 



The Griffin Amusement Co. added another 
link in their big chain when they opened the 
Grand at Ottawa, Labor Day with Crosby Mc- 
Arthur. manager. 



Some of the big feature acts at the Canadian 
National Exhibition, Toronto, which closes 10 
are Great Golden Troupe Russian Dancers, 
SI Hassan Ben All Arabian Acrobats, Danny 
Ryan Auto Joy Riders, Albers Performing 
Bears, Oulna Meyers Equestrian Act, Delmar 
and Delmar, Stanton Great Rooster, Billy La 
Matte's Mahomy Comiques, Karsey's Myro- 
phone, Campbell and Fletcher, Duval and 
Palo, Walthour Trio, Ernesho Sisters. Other 
big features were Naval Review at Splthead, 
Battle between Airship and Dreadnaught, Fire- 
works, etc. 

The first week's attendance at this big fair 
broke all previous records, though It rained 
Labor Day most of the time, eighty thousand 
were on the grounds Monday. 

HARKLEY. 

WASHINGTON. D. C. 

CHASE'S (H. W. De Witt, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O. ; rehearsal, Monday 11).— Nora Bayes 
and Jack Norworth, the principals, upheld 
their position to perfection; Ben Johnson held 
the interest of the audience; May Ellnore was 
rewarded for good monolog; The Four De 
Wolfs, very good; The Kremka Bros., clever; 
Beatrice Ingram and Co., pleased; Sidney Bax- 
ter did nicely; pictures; very good business. 

COSMOS (A. J. Brylawskl, mgr.; agent, Nor- 
man Jeffries; rehearsal, Monday 0).— Haslam, 
clever; Master Ellas Breeskin, decided hit; 
Lucy Tonge, second honors; Young Bros, and 
Veronica, very good; Hamilton and Massey. 
scored; Allen, Delmaine and Harrold, funny; 
Edna Farlewe, good; Mile. Marie Celll, fair; 
pictures; very good business. 

CASINO (A. C. Mayer, mgr.; agent, Wm. 
Morris; rehearsal, Monday 10).— Latlna, ap- 
preciated; Church City Quartet, decided hit; 
Blgelow and Campbell, very good; Dick Fox, 
scored; De Costa Duo, fair; Stella Hart, did 
nicely; pictures; capacity houses. 

MAJESTIC (F. B. Weston, mgr.; agent, W. 
S. Cleveland; rehearsal, Monday 11.30).— Oe- 
rardy Trio, decided hit; Leroy and Paul, 
clever; Rose Reading, scored; Amlet and Cald- 
well, pleased; pictures; very good business. 

NEW LYCEUM (Eugene Kernan, mgr.) — 
"Kentucky Belles." 

GAYETY (George Peck, mgr.).— "The Mid- 
night Maidens." EDWARD DAMBHART. 



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FOR WEEK SEPT. 12 

WHEN NOT OTHERWISE INDICATED. 

(The routes here given, bearing the dates, are from SEPT. 11 to SEPT. 18, Inclusive, 
dependent upon the opening and closing days of engagement in different parts of the 
country. All addresses below are furnished VARIETY by artists. Address care news- 
papers, managers or agents will be printed.) I 

"B. R." after name Indicates act Is with Burlesque Show mentioned. Routes may be 
found under "Burlesque Routes." 

"C. R." after name Indicates act Is with circus mentioned. Route may be found under 
"Circus Routes." 

ROUTES FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK MUST REACH THIS OFFICE NOT LATER 
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Abbott A Alba Doric Chlsholm Minn 

Adair Art 438 S Levitt Chicago 

Adams Edward B Apollo Vienna 

Adams Billy 30 Milford Boston 

Adams & Lewis 106 W Baker Atlanta 

Adams Milt Hastings Show B R 

ADELAIDE 

IN " A BARNYARD ROMEO." 

Admont MItzel 3285 Broadway N Y 
Advance Musical Four 182 E 76 N Y 
Ahearn A Malcolm Norwich Conn 
Altken Bros 234 Bedford Fall River 
Altkens Great 2210 Gravier New Orleans 
Altken Jas A Edna 067 Park av N Y 
Alberts Lee 14 Frobel 111 Hamburg Ger 
Albanl 1606 Broadway N Y * 

ALBINI THE GREAT 

En Route Sulllvan-Consldlne Circuit. 
Address. 126 B. 123d St.. N. Y. City. 

Aldlnes The 064 E 62 Chicago 

Aldrach Blanche Athens Ga 

Aleta Lynn Mass 

Alexander A Bertles 41 Acre Lane London 

All Hunter and All Clanude PI Jamaica N Y 

All Sldi 909 Spring Pittsburg 

Alington Billy Golden Crook B R 

Allaire A Jeans 85 John Fall River 

Allen Leon A Bertie 118 Central Oshkosh Wis 

Allen Marie Columbians BR 



Allinel Joseph 422 Bloomfleld Hoboken N J 
Alons 65 W 36 N Y 
Alpine Troupe Forepaugh Sells C R 
Alrona Zoeller Trio 260 Hemlock Bklyn 
Alton Ethel 1532 Belmont Av Seattle 
Altua Bros 128 Cottage Auburn N Y 
Alvarados Goats 1235 N Main Decatur III 
Alvlas The 301 E Wash Springfield 111 
Alvln A Zenda Box 365 Dresden O 
Alqulst A Clayton 545 Bergen Bklyn 
American Newsboys 2636 N 31 Phlla 
Ames A Cobett 073 Gordon Toledo 
Amsterdam Quartette 131 W 41 N Y 
Anderson Gertrude Miss N Y Jr B R 
Anderson A Anderson 829 Dearborn Av Chicago 
Anderson A Ellison 3603 Locust Phlla 
Anderson Four National Htl Chicago 
Andrews A Abbott Co 3962 Morgan St Louis 
Apdales Animals Orpheum Ogden U 
Araki Troupe Haag Show C R 
Arberg A Wagner 511 E 78 N Y 
Ardelle A Leslie 19 Broezel Rochester 
Arlington Four Grand Syracuse 
Armond Grace 810 Dearborn Av Chicago 
Armstrong Ellis H Wlldwood N J 
Armstrong A Clark Muskegon Mich lndef 
Armstrong and Verne Royal Wellington N Z 
Arnold A Rickey Owego N Y 
Arthur Mae 15 Unity PI Boston 
Atkinson Hanv 21 E 20 N Y 
Atwood Warren 111 W 31 NY 
Aubrey Rene Runaway Girls B R 
Auer S A O 418 Strand W C London 
Auger Geo W 12 Lawrence Rd 80 Ealing Ens 
Austin A Klumker 3110 E Phlla 
Avery W E 5006 Forestvllle Chicago 

B 

Baker Hilly Merry Whirl B R 

Baker Harry 3942 Renow W Philadelphia 




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SHEA'S, TORONTO, Sept. 26 






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Headlining at Maryland Theatre, Baltimore 

(This Week, Sept. 5) 



New Songs Score at the Maryland 



Ethel Green, of Musical Comedy, Is Big 
Success. 

Ethel Green, one of the stars of musical 
comedy, without blare of trumpets, came on 
and sang some new songs, dressed In new 
gowns, and the result was that she scored the 
hit of the bill, having to answer several calls. 
One of her songs, "My Alpine Rose," caught 
the galleries Instantly, and she experienced no 
lack of assistance in singing the chorus. 

Baltimore "Sun." 

Ethel Green, late star of "The Rose of Al- 
geria," sings popular songs and shows an ex- 
tremely well cultivated voice. Her songs are 
new and take well. Her gowns are pretty, and 
so Is she. 



Baltimore "American," Sept. 6. 

Ethel Green, even more fascinating than she 
was as the leading lady in "The Rose of Al- 
geria," heads the all-star bill at the Maryland 
this week. Catchy music, humorous words and 
a charming personality are what Miss Green 
uses to amuse her audiences, and she was en- 
thusiastically greeted yesterday. Miss Green 
showed that she has lost none of the ability 
which she displayed in "The Rose of Algeria" 
or In "Dick Whlttlngton," and proved herself 
a singer of no mean note. 

Baltimore "News." 

Dainty Ethel Green, late comic-opera star, 
sang "I'm an Old-Fashioned Kid, but There's 
Lots of Things Under My Lid," and after she 
had given a number of up-to-date songs and 
responded to repeated encores she had to tell 
the insistent audience that she hadn't anything 
more. 



Direction, 




D\A/. S. K 




BERT TURNER 

JUGGLING PANTOMIME NOVELTY 



"Ten Minutes on Malo Street." 



Playing W. V. M. A. Time. 



ORPHEUM COMEDY FOUR 

THIS WEEK (Sept 5), AMERICAN MUSIC HALL 

WILLIAM MORRIS CIRCUIT WALTER DOWNEY, Manager 

Montgomery Musical Duo 

Elaborate Novelty Instrumental Act 

WITH SOME REFINED COMEDY 
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The 6REAT 
KAUFMANN TROUPE 

laclui'iao "FRANK." Orpheua Ciicoit 

Perm. Add. 424 Ames St.. 
Rochester. N. Y. 



Baker De Voe Trio Dainty Duchess D It 

Halloon Jupiter Darnuin & Bailey C R 

Dandy & Fields 15<)!» La Salle Av Chicago 

Banks Geo S Collinsvllle Mass 

Bantas Four Columbians B R 

Baraban Troupe 1304 5th Av N Y 

Barbee Hill & Co 12(52 Nat Av San Diego 

Barber & Palmer (J17 N 22 So Omaha 

Barkotts Show Dixon 111 

Barlows Breakway 27<> W 3D N Y 

Barnes & Crawford Bronx N Y 

Barnes & Barron Orpheum Ogden U 



flUGBNE O. 



PAUL P. 



Barnes and Barron 

Orpheum time booked by A. B. Meyers. 




United time. Management Albee, Weber and Evans 



Barnes & Robinson 237 W 137 N Y 
Barnes & West 418 Strand London 
Barron Qeo 2002 5 Av N Y 



LOLO 





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AND 



IM 




"UNCLE HIRAM AND AUNT ALVIRA. 
From Posey Co., Indiana." 
Ncit Wets (Sept. ID. tirdMM. Ft. faith, Ark. 



Barry A. Hack Majestic La Crosse 
Barry & Halvers Bay 7 Bath Beach L I 
Barry & Richards Dlngmans Ferry Pa 
Bartell & Garfield 2699 E 53 Cleveland 
Barto & McCue 810 N 2 Reading Pa 
Bassett Mortimer 279 W 29 N Y 
Bates & Neville 57 Gregory New Haven 
Baum Will H A Co 97 Wolcott New Haven 
Baumann & Ralph 360 Howard Av New Haven 




better known as 
LOLO COTTON, 
STANDS ALONE in 
her original act, 
MENTAL SUGGES- 
TION and SHARP 
SHOOTING. LOLO is 
not a European act. 
Was born on Pine 
Ridge, Indian Re- 
serve, Dakota. LOLO 
does no memory 
work. Hence a 
successful imitation 
is impossible. 



Two weeks in Montreal. CHIEF CASEY, Manager 






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Bayfield Harry Forepaugh-SellB C R 

Be Ado Duo 3442 Charlton Chicago 

Beaman Fred J Hudson Heights N J 

Beardsley Slaters Union Htl Chicago 

Beaugarde Marie Merry Whirl B R 

Bedell Walter H ft Co Proctors Elizabeth N J 

Behler Agnes Dreamland B R 

Uehrend Musical 52 Springfield Av Newark N J 

Beimel Musical 340 E 87 N Y 

Bell Arthur H 488 12 Ac Newark N J 

Bell Norma Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Bell ft Richards 211 E 14 N Y 

Bel lemon tea The 112 5 Av Chicago 

Belmont Joe 70 Brook London 

Benn ft Leon 220 W 38 N Y 

Bennett ft Marcello Fair Wlllimantlc Conn 

Bennett Bros 330 E 66 N Y 

Bennett Sisters 1308 Forest At Kansas City 

Bentley Musical 121 Clipper San Francisco 

Benton Elwood Grand Cleveland 

Benton Granby ft West Saratoga Htl Chicago 

Berger Anna Miss N Y Jr B R 

Vera Berliner 

VIOLINIST. 
Per. add.: 317 CENTER ST. CHICAGO. 



Bernhard Hugh Bohemian Burlesquers B R 

Bertlna ft Brockway 311 3 Av N Y 

Beverly Sisters 5722 Springfield Av Phlla 

Beverly ft West 262 Delaware Buffalo 

Bevlns Clem Rolllckers B R 

Beyer Ben ft Bro Orpheum Portland 

Bicknell ft Gibney 243 S East Av Oak Park 111 

Bimbos The 604 Paclflo Appleton Wis 

Birch John Sayvllle L I 

Bison City Four Orpheum San Francisco 

Blssonnette Newman R F D No 2 Lockport 111 

Bissett ft Crawford 245 W 30 N Y 

Black John J Miss N Y Jr B R 

Black Pearl Miss N Y Jr B R 

Black ft Leslie 3722 Eberly Av Chicago 

Blacks The 47 E 132 N Y 

Blessings The 36 Koenigsberger Berlin Ger 

Bloomquest ft Co 3220 Chicago Av Minneapolis 

Blocksom ft Burns Fair Haven N J 

Bohannon Burt Hastings Show B R 

Bolses Sensational 675 Jackson Av N Y 

Bonner Alf Brigadiers B R 

Bonner ft Meredith Cosmos Washington 

Booth Trio, 747 Henry Columbus O 

Borella Arthur 524 Stanton Greensburg Pa 

Bostock Jean Lovemakers B R 

Boutin ft Tillson 11 Myrtle Springfield Mass 

Boulden ft Qulnn 212 W 42 N Y 

Bouton Harry ft Co 132 W 36 N Y 

Bouvier Mayme Merry Whirl B R 

Bowers Walters ft Crooker Grand O H N Y 

Bowman Bros 22 W 08 N Y 

Boyle Bros Majestic St Paul 

Bradley ft Ward Barnum ft Bailey C R 

Bradleys The 1814 Rush Birmingham 

Bradue Fred Barnum ft Bailey C R 

Breadon Joe Ellis Nowlln Circus 

Brennen Samuel N 2856 Tulip Phlla 

Breton Runkel Co McKeesport Pa 

Bretonno May Lyric Carnegie Pa 

Brinkleys The 424 W 30 N Y 

Bristow Lydla Dreamlanders B R 

Brltton Nellie 140 Morris Phlla 

Brixton ft Brixton 708 Lexington Brooklyn 

Hroe ft Maxim Electric Pittsburg Kan 

Brookes ft Carlisle 38 Glenwood Buffalo 

Brooks Harvey Cracker Jacks B R 

Brooks ft Jennlgs 861 W Bronx N Y 

Brooks ft Kingman 234 W 30 N Y 

Brown Sammle Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Brown ft Brown 60 W 115 N Y 

Brown ft Wilraot 71 Glen Maiden Mass 

Brown ft Farlardean King Edward Halifax N S 

Brownies The Jackson Topeka Kan 

Browning ft Lavan 805 Cauldwell av N Y 

Bruce Lena Lovemakers B R 

Bruces The 120 W 27 N Y 

Bruno Max C 100 Baldwin Elmlra N Y 

Brydon ft Harmon 220 Montgomery Jersey City 

Buchanan Dancing Four Com'clal Htl Chicago 

Huford Bonnet ft Buford 756 8th Av N Y 

Bunce Jack 221!) S 13th Philadelphia 

Burbank & Danforth Kenyon Allegheny 

Bunchu ft Alger 2310 W Maine Louisville 

Burgess Bobby ft West Sts 1412 Jefferson Bklyn 

Burgess Harvey J 027 Trenton Av Pittsburg 

Burke John P Park Baltimore 

Burke ft Farlow 4037 Harrison Chicago 

Burns ft Emerson 1 PI Boledleu Paris 

Burns Teddy Shore Inn St James L I 

Burrows Lillian 2050 W North Av Chicago 

Burrows Travis Co 111 E 26 N Y 

Burt Wm P ft Daughter 133 W 45 N Y 

Bushell May Fads ft Follies B R 

Butlers Musical 423 S 8 Phlla 

Butterworth Charley 850 Treat San Francisco 

Byers ft Hermann 3640 Paxton Cincinnati 

Byrne Golson Players Matinee Girl Co 

Byron Gleta 107 Blue Hill Av Roxbury Mass 



THE GREAT 

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King of the Wire. 
Address care the T< Bra." 5 Tavistock St, Lon- 
don. Eng. 

Calne ft Odom 72 Wilson Newark O 

Calest 74 Grove Rd Clapham Pk London 

Callahan Grace Bohemian Burlesquers B R 

Cameron ft Oaylord 5040 Highland St Louis 

Campbell Phyllis Merry Whirl B R 

Campbell ft Parker Rose Sydell Co 

Campbells Park Phlla 

Canfleld Al Follies of New York and Paris B R 

Cantor ft Curtis Saratoga Htl Chicago 

Cantway Fred R 0425 Woodlawn Av Chicago 

Cardon Chas Vanity Fair B R 

Cardownle Sisters 425 N Liberty Alliance 

Carey ft Stampe 824 42 Bklyn 

Carl Black 217 W G3 N Y 

Carle Irving 4203 No 41 Chicago 

Carlin ft Clark 013 Prospect Av Buffalo 

Carmelos Pictures Bway Gaiety Girls B R 

Carmen Frank 465 W 163 N Y 

Carmen Beatrice 3306 Broadway N Y 

Carol Sisters 104 W 16 N T 

Carr Alex La Salle Chicago 



Carr Trio Park Canandalgua N Y 

Carroll Nettle Trio Barnum ft Bailey C R 

Carrol Chas 420 E Kentucky Louisville 

Caron ft Farnum 235 E 24 N Y 

Carson Bros 623-58 Bklyn 

Carters The Ava Mo 

Casads Three Darlington Wis 

Casmus ft La Mar Box 247 Montgomery Ala 

Case Paul 81 S Clark Chicago 

Casey Bros Medford Wis 

Caulfleld ft Driver Normandle Htl N Y 

Challenger ft Brent 167 Dearborn Chicago 

Chameroys The 1351 43 Bklyn 

Chantrell ft Schuyler 210 Prospect Av Bklyn 

Chapln Benjamin 506 W 186 N Y 

Chapman Sisters 1620 MUlburn Indianapolis 

Chase Dave 00 Birch Lynn 

Chase Carma 2615 So Halstead Chicago 

Chatham Sisters 308 Grant Pittsburg 

Chester ft Jones Pantages Portland 

Chick ft Chlcklets Brigadiers B R 

Chllo Count ft Countess Dominion Winnipeg 

Chip ft Marble York Htl N Y 

Christy ft Willis 200 E 14th N Y 

Chubb Ray 107 Spruce Scranton Pa 

Church City Four Casino Harrlsburg 

Church ft Springer 0664 Plttsfleld Mass 

Claiborne Kay C 224 Security Bldg Los Angeles 

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With Richard Carle, 
CORT THEATRE. CHICAGO. 

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Clarke Wilfred 130 W 44 N Y 

Clark Florette 1324 Intervale Av N Y 

Clark ft Duncan Trevett Chicago 

Clark ft Duffy Metropolitan Minstrels Indef 

Clark Billy Muskegon Mich Indef 

Clark ft Ferguson 121 Phelps Englewood 

Claton Carlos 235% 5 Av Nashville Tenn 

Claus ft Radcllffe 1640 Dayton Av St Paul 

Clear Chan 100 Mornlngslde Av N Y 

Clemons Cam'n 462 Columbia Dorchester Mass 

Clermento ft Miner Pekln Chicago 

Cleveland Claude ft Marlon Armory Blnghamton 

Clever Trio 2120 Arch Phlla 

Cliff ft Cliff 4106 Artesian Chicago 

Clifford ft Burke Orpheum Ogden 

Clipper Quartette Polls Scranton 

Clito ft Sylvester 028 Winter Phlla 

Clure Raymond 657 Dennlson Av Columbus O 

Clyo ft Rochelle 1470 Hancock Qulncy Mass 

Codena Mile Barnum ft Bailey C R 

Cody ft Lynn 230 Powell Brooklyn 

Cohan Will H Miss N Y Jr B R 

Cohen Tlllle 306 W 121 N Y 

Cohen Isldor ft Co 155 S 2 Bklyn 

Cohen Nathan Hastings Show B R 

Cohn Pauline Hastings Show B R 

Cole Chas C Rolllckers B R 

Collins Eddie 5 Reed Jersey City N J 

Collins Fred Dreamlanders B R 

Colton Tommy Fads ft Follies B R 

Comrades Four 824 Trinity Av N Y 

Comstoek Ray 7321 Cedar Av Cleveland 

Conn Hugh L Fads ft Follies B R 

Connelly Pete ft Myrtle 720 N Clark Chicago 

Connelly Mr ft Mrs Erwln Orpheum Oakland 

Coogan Alan Lovemakers B R 

Cook Geraldlne 675 Jackson Av N Y 

Cooks Trio Ansonla Conn 

Cooke ft Myers 1514 E Vancouver 

Cooper John W 110 Wyckoff Bklyn 

Corbett Ada Miss N Y Jr B R 

Corbett ft Forrester 71 Emmet Newark N J 

Cordua ft Maud 104 E 14 N Y 

Corinne Suzanne Fads ft Follies B R 

Cornish Wm A 1108 Bway Seattle 

Cotter ft Boulden 1835 Vineyard Phlla 

Cottrell ft Hamilton Palace Htl Chicago 

Coyle ft Murrell 3327 Vernon Av Chicago 

Coyne Tom Hastings Show B R 

Crane Ceclle Chlcopee Mass 

Crane Mr and Mrs Gardner 130 47 N Y 

Crane Viola Queen San Diego 

Crawford Glenn S 1430 Baxter Toledo 

Creo ft Co 1404 Borle Av Phlla 

Cressy ft Dayne Orpheum Denver 

Crollus Dick 224 W 46 N Y 

Crosby Ama 162 E 8 Peru Ind 

Cross ft Josephine Polls Hartford 

Cross ft Maye 1312 Huron Toledo 

Culhanes Comedians N Vernon Ind 

Culllson ft Villa 215 W 42 N Y 

Cullrn Thos Runaway Girls B R 

Cullen Bros 2016 Ellsworth Phlla 

Cumlnger ft Colonna Coliseum London 

Turnings ft Thornton Majestic Columbus Ga 

Cummlngs Ralph E Bijou Jackson 

Cunningham ft Marlon Colonial Lfiwrence Mass 

Cunningham B ft D 112 Wash'n Champaign 111 

Curtis Sam D Empress Cincinnati 

Curzon Sisters 817 Adelle Av Jackson Miss 

Cycling Brunettes Alhambra N Y 



Dagwell Sisters W 30 N Y 

Dale ft Harris 1010 Madison Av N Y 

Daley Win J 108 N 10 Phlla 

Daly ft O'Brien National Sydney Indef 

Darmody Woburn Mass 

Davenports Three Barnum ft Bailey C R 

Davis Edwards Orpheum Salt Lake 

Davis ft Cooper 1!)20 Dayton Chicago 

Davis Imperial Trio Richmond Htl Chicago 

Davis Harry Columbia IBs Minn 

Davis Mark Casino Washington Pa 

Davidson Dott 1305 Michigan Av Niagara Fall* 

Dawson ft Gillette 344 R 58 N Y 

De Clainvllle Sid 1313 Douglas Omaha 

De Frankle Sylvia Saratoga Htl Chicago 

De Grace ft Gordon 022 Liberty Brooklyn 

De Grote Ed ft Leah Victor Now Orleans Indef 

De Lion Clement Columbia St Louis 

De Lo John B 718 Jackson Milwaukee 

De Mar Lolo 740 Prospect PI Bklyn 

De Mar Rose 8<>7 W 37 PI Chicago 

De Milt Gertrude 818 Sterling PI Bklyn 

De Mont Robt Trio Grand Indianapolis 

De Oesch Mile M 33(5 So 10th Saginaw 

De Renzo ft La Due Bronx N Y 

De Schon Cuba Miles Minneapolis 

De Velde A Zelda Fair Worthlngton Minn 

De Velde Ermond J & Co Hub Boston 

De Vere Geo M Traveling Salesman 

De Verne ft Van 4572 Yates Denver 

De Voy A Dayton Strs American San Fran 

DeWItt Burns ft Torrance Schumann F'k'tGer 

De Wolfe Lanier ft Linton Lovemakers B R 



De Wolfes Four Garrlck Wilmington Del 

De Young Tom 156 E 113 N Y 

De Young Mabel 122 W 115 N Y 

Dean Lew 452 2 Niagara Falls 

Dean Orr Sisters ft Gallagher Colonial In'polls 

Dean ft Sibley 463 Columbus Av Boston 

Deas Reed ft Deas 253 W 30 N Y 

Deery Frank 204 West End Av N Y 

Delaney Patsy Miss N Y Jr B R 

Delavoye Will Howes London Show C R 

Del ton Bros 261 W 38 N Y 

Demacos The 12 N Phlla 

Demlng ft Alton Americans B R 

Demonlo ft Bell Englewood N J 

Denman Louise 180 Rawson Atlanta 

Denton G Francis 451 W 44 N Y 

Densmore Beth Gerard Htl N Y 

DEVLIN m ELLWOOD 

"THE GIRL FROM YONKBRS." 
PALACE, L ONDON (INDEF.). 

Desmond Vera Lovemakers B R 
Desmond ft Co 24 E 21 N Y 
Desperado Barnum ft Bailey C R 
Destiny 440 16 Detroit Mich 
Dlas Mona Bohemian Burlesquers B R 

Anita Diaz's Monkeys 

Direction AL SUTHERLAND. 
This Week (Sept. 4), Los Angeles. 

Dlehl A S Melchers El Campo Tex Indef 

Dlllae Max Forepaugh-Sells C R 

Dlvolas The 142 E 5 Mansfield O 

Dixie Trio Famous 127 W 35 N Y 

Dlxons Four 756 8 Av N Y 

Dodd Family ft Jessie 201 Division Av Bklyn 

Doherty ft Harlowe 428 Union Bklyn 

Doherty Sisters Coliseum London 

Dolan ft Lenharr 2460 7 Av N Y 

Dolce Sisters Columbia Cincinnati 

Donagby G Francis 310 55 Brooklyn 

Donald ft Carson 210 W 103 N Y 

Donegan Sisters Bon Tons B R 

Donlta ft Co Clarendon Htl Chicago 

Donner Doris 343 Lincoln Johnstown Pa 

Dorothy Gavin Marshall Mo 

Dorsch ft Russell 604 S Belmont Newark 

Doss Billy 102 High Columbia Tenn 

Downey Leslie T Elite Sheboygan Wis Indef 

Doyle Phil Merry Whirl B R 

Doyle ft Fields Keith's Columbus O 

Drew Dorothy 377 8 Av N Y 

Drlsko ft Earl Van Buren Htl Chicago 

Dube Leo 258 Stowe Av Troy 

Du Bols Great ft Co 80 No Wash Av Bridgeport 

Du Mars ft Gualtieri 307 W Water Elmlra N Y 

Duffy Thomas H 4026 Margaretta Av St Louis 

Dunbar Mazle Bijou Tulsa Okla Indef 

Duncan A O Orpheum St Paul 

Dunedln Troupe Bon Tons B R 

Dunham Jack Bohemian Burlesquers B R 

Dunsworth ft Valder 234 W 43 N Y 

Dunn Bill Suaves Numero 6 Havana 

Dunn Arthur F 217 E Lacock Pittsburg 

FRED DUPREZ 

Next Week (Sept. 11), Orpheum, Seattle. 

Dupille Ernest A Charing Cross London 
Dwyer Lottie Trio Star Muncle Ind 

E 

Eddy ft Tallman, 040 Lincoln Blvd Chicago 
Edlnger Sisters Paterson N D 
Edman ft Gaylor 1008 So I Richmond Ind 
Edna Ruth 410 W Green Olean N Y 
Edwards Gertrude Miss N Y Jr B R 
Edwards Fred R Bucklin Htl Elkhart Ind 
Edwards Shorty Orpheum Canton O 
Ehrendall Bros ft Dutton Bijou Clinton la 
El Barto 2531 Hollywood Phlla 
Elber Lew Bowery Burlesquers B R 
Eldon ft Clifton Keith's Columbus 
Elwood Perry ft Downing 024 Harlem Av Balto 
Elliott Jack Runaway Girls B R 



Ellsworth Mr ft Mrs 22 Manhattan Av N Y 

Ellsworth ft Lladon Empress Kansas City 

Emelle Troupe Park Grand Rapids 

Emerald Connie 41 Holland Rd Brixton London 

Emerson ft Le Clear 23 Beach Av Grand Raplda 

Emmett ft Lower 410 Pine Darby Pa 

Englebreth G W 2313 Highland Av Clnclnantl 

Elisor Wm Hastings Show B R 

Erxleben B A Shootover Inn Hamilton City Cal 

Erslnger Mabelle E 216 S Central Av Chicago 

Esmann H T 1284 Putnam Av Bklyn 

Evans Bessie 3701 Cottage Grove Av Chicago 

Evans ft Lloyd 023 E 12 Bklyn 

Evellen D Ellis Nowlln Circus 

Evelyn Sisters 252 Green Av Bklyn 

Everett Gertrude Fads ft Follies B R 

Everett Sophie Box OS Jamaica N Y 

Evers Geo 210 Losoya San Antonio 

F. 

Falrchild Sisters 220 Dlxwell Av New Haven 
Falrchlld Mr ft Mrs 1321 Vernon Harrlsburg 
Fairfax Grace Colonial Warsaw Indef 
Falrburn Jas Miss N Y Jr B R 
Falls Agnes 588 Lyell Rochester 
Falls Billy A 588 Lyell Av Rochester 
Fantas Trio 8 Union Sq N Y 
Farnum ft Delmar 224 W 46 N Y 
Fay Sisters Greeley Col 
Felsman ft Arthur 2144 W 20 Chicago 
Fenner ft Fox 630 Central Camden N J 
Fentelle ft Vallorle Orpheum Lincoln Neb 

DAVE FERGUSON 

Next Week (Sept. 12), Chase's. Washington. 

Ferguson Frank 480 E 43 Chicago 

Ferguson Jos 127 W 67 N Y 

Fern Ray 1300 W Ontario Phlla 

Fern ft Mack Richmond Htl Chicago 

Fernandez May Duo 207 B 87th N Y 

Ferrard Grace 2716 Warsaw Av Chicago 

Ferrell Bros 150 W 46 N Y 

Fielding ft Vann 133 W 45 N Y 

Fields ft Hanson Belleville N J 

Fields ft Coco 104 E 14 N Y 

Fields & La Adelia Arcade Toledo 

Finn ft Ford 280 Revere Wlnthrop Mass 

Fisher Marie Gaiety Girls B R 

Fisher Mr ft Mrs P Majestic Denver 

Flske Gertrude Brigadiers B R 

Fitzgerald ft Qulnn Bowery Burlesquers 

Fltzgeralds 8 Juggling Girls Rlngllng C R 

Fitzslmmona ft Cameron 5600 S Green Chicago 

Flatico Alfred Jay Powell ft Cohan Co Indef 

Fletcher ft L Plere 33 Randall PI San Fran 

Fletcher Ted 470 Warren Bklyn 

Florede Nellie Columbians B R 

Follette ft Wicks 1824 Gates Av Bklyn 

Foote Dick ft Pearl Altoona Pa 

Forbes ft Bowman Orpheum St Paul 

Force Johnny 800 Edmonson Baltimore 

Ford ft Co 300 Fenton Flint Mich 

Ford ft Miller 26 Brayton Buffalo 

Ford ft Louise 128 S Broad Mankato Minn 

Formby Geo Waltbew House Wlgan Eng 

Foster Eleanor Del Prado Htl Chicago 

Foster Geo A Rlngllng Bros C R 

Foster Harry ft Sallle 1836 S 12 Phlla 

Foster Billy 2316 Centre Pittsburg 

Fosto Rlngllng Bros C R 

Fowler Bertie Htl Lincoln N Y 

Fox Minstrels Goliad Tex 

Fox ft Summers 517 10 Saginaw Mich 

Fox Florence 172 Filmore Rochester 

Fox Will World of Pleasure B R 

Foy Margaret Academy Suffolk Va Indef 

Foyer Eddie 2333 E 100 Cleveland 

Francis Wlllarfl Majestic Bloomlngton III 

Franclscos 343 N Clark Chicago 

Frederick ft Klrkwood O H Reading Pa 

Fredericks Musical Houghs Neck Mass - 

Freeman Bros Girls from Happyland B R 

Frellgh Lizzie Bowery Burlesquers B R 

French Henri Oedard Htl N Y 

French ft Williams 821 W Blaine Seattle 

Frey Twins Orpheum Harrlsburg 

Frlcke Wlllman Lovemakers B R 

Frlganzl Trlxle La Salle Chicago 

Frint George ft Co Colonial Erie Pa 

Frobel ft Ruge 314 W 23 N Y 

Fulton Falrmount W Va 

Furman Radle 2026 Lexington Av N Y 




HUGHES 



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PRESENTING 



"Cartright 

You're 

Allright" 

with 
THE SHADOWGRAPH AND LAUGHS 



NEXT WEEK (Sept. 12) 
Proctor's, Newark 



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NOTICE 

Only agents, with first-class 
watches, can handle this act. 

As we only book the right time. 

The S.-C. handle all good works 
and have the correct time from 
Coast to Coast. 





CATES 

World's Greatest and 
Best Music al Act 

EXCELLENT MUSICAL ACT 

Quite the moat accomplished and high class musi- 
cal team which has ever been seen and heard Id 
a Beaumont Theatre is the Four Musical Cates 
which Is the feature act on the People's bill this 
week. They open with a saxophone quartette in 
which is perhaps the largest instrument of this 
kind ever made. During the saxophone numbers 
Mr. Walter H. Cate la presented in a saxophone 
solo which shows his wonderful talent and training 
on this instrument They also produce some beau- 
tiful musio from xylophones which they play with 
exquisite taste and perfection. The quartette then 
play upon clarionets and cornets, presenting Mr. 
Prank Cate in a cornet solo. His execution is 
splendid.— "Enterprise," Beaumont, Texas. 




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DE AS, REED and DEAS 

Seme Singing Some Comedy Some Clothes 

This Week: Head liners, White Palace Theatre. Chicago. 



VELDE TRIO 

Have Just Finished 25 Weeks of Sullivan- Consldine Time, and After Only One Week's 
Rest Began Their Second Season for Western Vaudeville Managers' Association, Aug. 29, Play- 
Fair »- Address care VARIETY, Chicago. 



LAURA 



BILLY 



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(Late Comedian and Souhrettewlth Edna May Spooner) 
PLATING W. V. M. A. TIME WITH 

IT HAPPENED IN LONELYVILLE 

A Comedy Playlet with original story, situations and dialog. 
Addreaa care of White Rats, or Our Agent, A. E. METERS. 



If 



CLARK and VERDI 



HOUSTON- KIRBY 

Playing W. V. M. Association Time. A DOLPH B. METERS. Agent 

"THE ITALIAN 

COMEDIANS" 



THE FIRST AND ONLY ACT OF ITS KIND IN THE COUNTRY 



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THE SO DIFFERENT QUARTET 

Zit says: "THE PRIMROSE FOUR ARE HERE TO STAY" 

Booked Solid. United Time. NEXT WEEK (Sept. 12), KEITH'S HIPPODROME, CLEVELAND 

Management ----- jo PAIGE SMITH 



A BI6 SPECTACULAR NOVELTY 
A $5,000 PRODUCTION 



MVIVI 




IC 



and COMPANY 
of 15 Presenting 

II 



TOM WALKER oim MARS 

A Fantastic Musical Comedy Depleting the Adventures ef Old Tom Walker en the Planet Mare 



SPECIAL SCENERY AND 

Opening Sept. 1 9, Hathaway's, New Bedford 
Sept. 26, Hathaway's, Lowell 
Oct. 3, Auditorium, Lynn. 



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Oaffney Al 308 Vernon Brooklyn NT 

Gale Ernie 109 Eastern At Toronto 

Gardner Andy Bohemian Burleaquera B R 

Gardner Georgle ft Co 4040 Kenmore At Chicago 

Gardner Oacar 770 8 At N T 

Gardiner* Three 1958 No 8 Phlla 

Garrett Bros Moulton la 

Garrlty Harry Grand VancouTer B Indef 

Gath Karl ft Emma 608 Caaa Chicago 

GaTln ft Piatt Box 140 Clifton N J 

Gaylor Chas 708 17 Detroit 

Genaro ft Theol Majestic Corslcaaa Tex Indef 

Gennaro's Band 208 W 88 N T 

George Chaa N Potomac Hagerstown lid 

Germane Anna T 2S Arnold ReTere Mass 

Geyer Bert Richmond Ind 

Gilbert Ella R Runaway Girls B R 

Gilbert Gladys 104 W 40 N T 

Gllden Sisters Three 750 8 At N T 

Gllmore Mildred Gaiety Olrla B R 

Ollssandro Phil ft Millie 2001 Madison At N Y 

Glrard Marie 41 Howard Boston 

Gleason Violet 489 Lexington Waltham Mass 

Glose Augusta Orpheum New Orleans 

GIoTer Edna May 802 N Emporia At Wichita 

Ooforth ft Doyle 251 Halsey Bklyn 

Golden Nat Hastings Show B R 

Golden Claude 177 Walnut At Boston 

Goldle Boys Wenonah Bay City 

Goldsmith ft Hoppe Polls Hartford 

Goodman H 700 B 105 N T 

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Goolmans Musical Continental Hotel Chicago 

Gordon ft Barber 20 So Locust Hagerstown Md 

Gordon ft Keyes 227 W 40 N T 

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Gossans Bobby 400 So 0th Columbus O 

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Ooyt Trio 850 Willow Akron O 

Orannon Ila Melrose Park Pa 

Grant Burt ft Bertha 2956 Dearborn Chicago 

Grares Joy Dreamlanders B R 

Gray ft Gray 1922 Birch Joplln Mo 

Gray ft Graham Sydney Australia Indef 

Green Edna Bowery Burleaquera B R 

Greene Wlnnlfred Runaway Girls B R 

ETHEL GREEN 

Next Week (Sept 12), Poll's, Scranton. 

Gremmer ft Melton 1487 8 LeulsTllIe 
Griffith Marvelous Majestic Milwaukee 
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Groom Slaters 003 N Hermitage Trenton N J 
Grossman Al 532 North Rochester 
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Gruber ft Kew 408 4 At B Flint Mich 
Omnia Thos ft Co 8 Poplar Merchantvllle N J 
Gullfoyle ft Charlton 803 Harrison Detroit 
Guy Bros 539 Liberty Springfield Mass 
Guyer Victoria Miss NTJrBK 
Guyer ft Valle 88 Cumberland W Green London 



Halperln Nan Majestic El Paso Indef 

Halsted Wlllard 1141 Prytanla New Orleans 

Hall ft Brlscoo 50 Orchard Norwich Conn 

Hall E Clayton Mooslc Pa 

Hall Prlchard ft Mountain Majestic Raleigh NC 

Hallman ft Murphy 913 McKean Phlla 

Halls Dogs 111 Walnut ReTere Mass 

Halson Boya 21 E 98 N V 

Halvers P Barry Bay 9 Bath Beach L I 

Hamllns The 51 Scovel PI Detroit 

Hamilton Estelle B 2038 N Slat Philadelphia 

Hamilton Jack 8 Plateau Montreal 

Hampton ft Bassett 837 Poplar Cincinnati 

Haney Edith Orpheum Savannah 

Haney ft Long 117 State No Vernon Ind 

Hannon Billy 1539 No Hamlin At Chicago 

Hansone 1037 Tremont Boston 

Hanvey ft Baylies 552 Lenox Av N Y 

Harcourt Frank Cracker Jacks B R 

Harmonlua Four Alamo New Orleans Indef 

Harnlah Mamie Keiths Providence 

Harper ft Jameson Muskogee Okla 

Harris ft Randall Hip Lexington Ky 

Harrison West Trio 009 31 Norfolk Va 

Hart Stanley Wards 3445 Pine St Louis 

Hart Maurice 158 Lenox At N T 

Hart Bros Hagenbeck-Wallace C R 

Harvey Harry Hastings Show B R 

Harvey Elsie 140 E 14 N T 

Harveys The 507 Western Moundevllle W Va 

Hartman Gretchen 505 W 144 N T 



THE POLITE HIOK 

LON HASCALL 

JACK SINGER'S "BEHMAN BROW." 

^er^^eeJ^S^^^^^htogh^e^^lerehind^^ 

Haskell Loney Lyric Chattanooga 

Hassan Ben All Luna Villa Htl Coney Ialand 

Hastings Harry Hastings Show B R 

Hasty Charlie Orpheum Savannah 

Haswell J H Majestic Ellwood City Pa Indef 

Hatfield Fannie ft Co Forestdale R I 

Hatches The 47 B 182 N T 

Hathaway Kelley ft Mack Hudson Union Hill 

Hathaway ft Slegel 410 Missouri Ft Worth 

Hawley B Frederic Clarkston Mich 

Haw ley ft Bachen 1347 N 11 Phlla 

Hayes ft Patton Carson City Nev Indef 

Haynes Beatrice Americans B R 

Haynes ft Wynne 418 Strand W C London 

Hayman ft Franklin Tlvoll Dublin Ire 

Hayward ft Hayward Orpheum Salt Lake 

Healy Tim Gaiety Glrla B R 

Helm Children Unique Minneapolis 

Held ft La Rue 1328 Vine Phlla 

Henderson ft Thomaa 227 W 40 N T 

Henella ft Howard 040 N Clark Chicago 

Hennlngs Family Mollne 111 

Henry Dick 207 Palmetto Bklyn 

Henry Girls 2320 So 17 Phlla 

Henry Jack 41 Lisle Leicester 8q London 

Henry ft Young Park Wilmington Del Indef 

Henrys The Liberty Brooklyn 

Henshaw ft Vincent 250 B 82 N Y 

Herbert Bros Three 225 B 24th N Y 

Herbert 95 Moreland Boston 



Herberts The 47 Washington Lynn Maas 

Herberts Flying Sells Floto C R 

Herleln Lilian Apollo Vienna 

Herman ft Rice 429 W 80 N Y 

Hers Geo 882 Stone At Scranton 

Hessie Pantages Seattle 

Heuman Troupe Hagenbeck-Wallace C R 

Heverley Great 201 Deamond Sayre Pa 

Hill Arthur Haatlnga 8how B R 

Hill Edmunds Trio 202 Nelson New Brunswick 

Hill Matt Palisades N J Indef 

HUlyers Three 192 Bay 25 Bensonhurst L I 

HUlman ft Roberta 809 So 13 Saginaw Mich 

Host ft Moiart Plymouth Htl N Y 

Holden J Maurice Dainty Duchess B R 

Holmen Bros Fair Mason 111 

Holmes Ben Box 891 Richmond Va 

HoK Alf Sydney Australia 

Hood Sam 721 Florence Mobile Ala 

Hopp Fred 820 Littleton At Newark N J 

Hoppe Vere Ridgefleld Park N J 

Hotallng Edward 557 S Division Grand Rapids 

Howard Emily 044 N Clark Chicago 

Howard Mote Vanity Fair B R 

Howard Comedy Four 983 3 Av Bklyn 

Howard Harry ft Mae 222 S Peoria Chicago 

Howard ft Co Bernlce 8009 Calumet Av Chicago 

Howard ft Harris Vaudeville Club London 

Howard ft Howard Orpheum Portland 

Howe Sam Lovemakers B R 

Hoyt ft McDonald National Htl Chicago 

Hoyt Ruth Bonhags North Beach L I Indef 

Huegel ft Qulnn 530 Rush Chicago 

J. J. HUGHES 

IN "A BARNYARD ROMEO," 

Hughes Mr and Mrs Gene Proctor's Newark 
Hulbert ft De Long 4410 Madison Chicago 
Hunter Ethel 4029 Troost Kansas City 
Huntress National Htl Chicago 
Hussey ft Lorraine 133 W 45 N Y 
Hutchinson Al B 210 B 14th N Y 
Huxley Dorcas B Vanity Fair B R 
Hyatt ft Le Nore 1012 W Lanvale Baltimore 
Hyde Rob ft Bertha Camp Rest Clifton Me 
Hyde ft Talbot Torrlngton Conn 
Hylands Three 23 Cherry Danbury Conn 
Hynde Bessie 018 Pearl Buffalo 



Imhoff Roger Fads ft Follies B R 
Ingrams Two 1804 Story Boone la 
Innes8 ft Ryan Majestic Rockford 111 
Ioleen Sisters Van Buren Htl Chicago 
Irwin Flo 227 W 45 N Y 

MUSICAL IRVING 

"MIRTH AND MUSIC" 

Direction FRANK BOHM, 

1547 Broadway, N. Y. City. 

Irving Pearl Indian Lane Canton Mass 
Italia ft Greene American Cincinnati 



Jackson H'ry ft Kate 200 Buena Vista Yonkers 

Jackson Arthur P Colonial Plttsfleld Mass Indef 

Jackson Alfred 80 E Tupper Buffalo 

Jackson Root M Runaway Girls B R 

Jackson ft Long No Vernon Ind 

Jacobs ft Sardel 1240 Franklin Allegheny 

Jansen Ben Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Jan sen Chas Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Jeffries Tom 302 Livingston Bklyn 

Jennlers The 1308 I Washington 

Jcrge ft Hamilton 392 Mass Av Buffalo 

Jerge Louis 201 Esser Av Buffalo 

Jerome Edwin Merry Whirl B R 

Jess ft Dell 1202 N St Louis 

Jess Johnny Cracker Jacks B R 

Jewel 203 Littleton Av Newark N J 

Jewel ft Barlowe 3002 Arlington Av St Louts 

Jeoman Blllle Dads Hotel Phlla 

Johnson Honey 39 Tremont Cambridge Mass 

Johnson A Mercer 012 Joplln Mo 

Johnson Bros ft Johnson Grand Donora Pa 

Johnstons Musical 377 8 Av N Y 

Johnstone Chester B 333 3 Av N Y 

Jones Alexander 202 W 21 Columbus O 

Jones ft Glllam 10 Melrose Boston 

Jones ft Rogers 1351 Park Av N Y 

Jones Maude 471 Lenox Av N Y 

Jones Johnnie 502 Av N Y 

Jones ft Whitehead 83 Boyden Newark N J 

Joyce Jack Chatelot Paris 

Julian A Dyer Augusta Ga 

Junrtts Les Sells Floto C R 

Juno ft Wells 511 E 78 N Y 

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Kartello Bros Paterson N J 
Kaufman Reba ft Inez Palace Lelpslg Oer 
Kaufmann Troupe Ornheum Oakland 
Kearney ft Godfrey 075 Jackson Av N Y 
Keatons Three Muskegon Mich 
Keeley ft Parks 152 W 100 N Y 
Keene ft Co Mattle Gerard Htl N Y 
Keene A Adams 418 Strand W C London 



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Kelly ft Kelaey St Charles Htl Chicago 

Kelley ft Wentworth 1014 S 24 St Joe Mo 

Kelley ft Catlln 8533 Calumet Chicago 

Kelsey Joe C 211 B 14 N Y 

Kelaey Sisters 4832 Christiana Av Chicago 

Kelso ft Lelghton 1540 5th Av Troy 

Keltners 183 Colonial Place Dallas 

Kendall Ruth Miss N Y Jr B R 

Kendall Chan ft Maldle 123 Alfred Detroit 

Kennedy Joe 1131 N 3 Av Knoxvllle 

Kennedy ft Lee Alrdome Elmlra 

Kenncy A Hollls Lake Nlpralc Mllford Mn*s 

Kent ft Wilson 0030 Monroe Av Chicago 

Kenton Dorothy Crystal Marseilles Franco 

Kenyot Family Barnum ft Bailey C R 

Kessner Rose 438 W 104 N Y 

Keyes Emma 227 W 40 N Y 

Kldders Bert ft Dorothy 1274 Clay San Fran 

Klda 333 St Lawrence Montreal 

Klne Josle Bowery Burlesquers B R 



King ft Thompson Sisters Commercial Htl Chic 

King Bros 211 4th av Schenectady 

King Violet Winter Gard'n Blackpool Eng Indef 

Klnnebrew ft Klara O H Plymouth 111 Indef 

Kinsners The 718 N State Chicago 

Klralfo Bros 1710 3 Av Evansvllle Ind 

Klrschbaum Harry 1023 Main Kansas City 

Klein ft Clifton Fox Aurora 111 

Knight Bros ft 8 4450 Sheridan Chicago 

Kohera Three 00-13 Wheeling W Va 

Koehler Grayce 5050 Calumet Chicago 

Kolar Hazel Maywood III 

Kolb ft Miller Park Akron O 

Konerz Bros Polls Scranton 

Koppes The 117 W 23 N Y 

Kovarlck 427 12 Av N Seattle 

Kramer Bruno Trio 104 E 14 N Y 

Kranzman Taylor ft White Grand Indianapolis 

Kratons The 418 Strand London 

Kresko ft Fox Pantages Pueblo Col 



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Kretore Unique Minneapolis 

Kurtis Busse Erie Pa 

Kurtla Roosters Francals Montreal 

Kuryllo Edw J Poste Restante Warsaw Russia 



Laeouver Lena Vanity Fair B R 
Lafayettes Two 1R5 Graham Oshkosh Wis 
Lake Jas J Bon Tons B R 
Lakola ft Lorain 1085 Ellis San Francisco 
Lambrottes The Mt Vernon O 
Lampe Bros Villa Rosa Absecon N Y 
Lancaster Mr ft Mrs Tom New Caatle Del 
Lancaster ft Miller 540 Jonea Oakland 
Lane Goodwin ft Lane 3713 Locust Phlla 
Lane ft Ardell 332 Genesee Rochester 
Lane Eddie 305 E 73 N Y 
Lang Agnes care Geary Almora Moscow Sydney 
Lang Karl 273 Blckford At Memphis 
Langdon Lucille 505 W 144 N Y 
Langdons 709-17 Racine Wis 
Lanlgan Joe 102 S 51 Phlla 
Lansear Ward E 232 Schaeffer Bklyn 
La Auto Girl 123 Alfred Detroit 
La Blanche Mr ft Mrs Jack 3315 E Baltimore 
La Centra ft LeRue 2401 2 At N Y 
La Clair ft West Box 155 Sea Isle City N J 
La Delles Four 123 2d Decatur Ind 
La Fleur Joe Forepaugh Sella C R 
La Failles Four Barnum ft Bailey C R 
La Fere Eleanore Miss N Y Jr B R 
La Gusta 224 E 42 N Y 
La Mar Dorothy World of Pleasure B R 
La Marr Harry William Tell Htl Boston 
La Maze Bennett A La Maze Greenpolnt Bklyn 
La Moines Musical 332 5 Baraboo Wis 
La Nolle Ed ft Helen 1707 N 15 Phlla 
La Mera Paul 27 Monroe Albany 
La Raub ft Scottle Frenchs Sensation 
La Rose Bros 107 E 31 N Y 
La Rue ft Holmes 21 Llllle Newark 
La Tour Irene 24 Atlantic Newark N J 
La Tosca Phi) 135 W 32 Los Angeles 
La Toy Bros Orpheum Omaha 
La Vern Dorothy Grant Htl Chicago 
Lark In Nicholas Runaway Girls B R 
Larose 220 Bleecker Bklyn 
Larrlvee Family Kane Pa 
Latlna Mile 4001 Brooklyn Av Kansas City 
Laurence Effle Allaben N Y 
Laurie A Allen 134 W 120 N Y 
Lavlne A Inman 3201 E 81 Cleveland 
Lavardes Lillian 1209 Union Hackensack N J 
Lawrence Bill Bohemian Burlesquers B R 
Lawrence A Edwards 1140 West'm'r Provldenc« 
Lawrence A Wright 55 Copeland Roxbury Maai 
Lawson Chinese 0117 Madison Chicago 
Layton Marie 252 E Indiana St Charles 111 
Le Clair Harry 245 W 134 N Y 
Le Dent Frank Trent Trenton N J 
Le Orange A Gordon 2R23 Washington St Louis 
Le Hlrt 700 Clifford Av Rochester 
Le Pages Great Coliseum London Indef 
Le Rov Vivian Golden Crook B R 
LeRoy Vic 332 Everett Kansas City Kan 
Le Roy Chas 1800 N Gay Baltimore 
Le Roy A Adams 181 2 Loesel Av Erie Pa 
Le Roy A Cahlll Bon Tons B R 
Le Roy Great Apollo Chllllcothe O 
Leahy Bros Harrison Pawtucket R I 
Leo Minnie Bowery Burlesquers B R 
Lrestrlle Elennore Merry Whirl B R 
Lefflngwcll Nat A Co Washington Spokane 
Lelrk A Keith Canterbury London 
Leo Jolly 217 Pitney Av Atlantic City 
Lenzs The 1818 School Chicago 
Leon "A Adeline Bork Htl Chicago 
Leonard A Drake 1000 Park PI Bklyn 
Leonhardt. Al Auditorium Lynn 
Lerncr Dave Americans B R 
I. rs Jnndts ?»23 E Richard Dayton O 

BERT LESLIE 

KING OF SLANG. 

With "Our Miss Olbbs." Knickerbocker 

Theatre, N. Y. C. 

Leslie Scott Box 585 Knoxvllle Tenn 

Leslie Genie 301 Tremont Boston 

Leslie Geo W Orpheum Kingston Can 

Leslie Frank 124 W 130 N Y 

Lester Joe Golden Crook B R 

Lester A Kellet 318 Falrmount Av Jersey City 

Levlno D A Susie 14 Prospect W Haven Conn 

Levitt A Falls 412 Cedar Syracuse 

1x>vy Jules Comlque Lynn Mass 

Lewis A Vanity Fair B R 

Lewis Chas 101 W 113 N Y 

Lewis A Lake 2411 Norton Av Kansas City 

Lewis Phil J 110 W 121 N Y 

Lewis A Hnrr 141 W 10 N Y 

Lewis Walter A Co 077 Wash'n Brookllne Mass 

Lewis A Green Dainty Duchess B R 

Llngermans Park Canarsle N Y Indef 

Linton Tom De Jonghe Htl Chicago 

Lipsman Harry Hastings Show R R 

Llvlneston Murry 830 E iai N Y 

Llovd Eddie Grand Homestead Pa 

Lloyd A Castano 104 W 01 N Y 

Llovd A St Clair Box 00 Round Pond Me 

Lockhart A Weaver 252 W 38 N Y 

Lockwoods Musical 133 Cannon Poughkeepsle 



London ft Rlker 32 W 06 N Y 

Londons Four 201 N 3 Reading 

THE LONGWORTHS 

A Refined NoTelty Singing Act. 
Agent, NORMAN JEFFRIES. 

Long Warren B No Vernon Ind 

Lonnborg Anna 05 Main Lockport N Y 

Lovello Jackson Mich 

Lovett Ed World of Pleasure B R 

Lower F Edward Hastings Show B R 

Luce ft Luce Orpheum Seattle 

Lucler Fred ft Bess Onset Bay Mass 

Luckle ft Yoast Portland Me 

Luttlnger-Lucaa Co 530 Valencia San Fran 

Lynch-Hazel 355 Norwood Av Grand Rapids 

Lyneva Flndlay O 

Lynn Roy Box 02 Jefferson City Tenn 

Lynotte Sisters 310 E 10 N Y 

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Macdonald Sisters 12 Bache San Francisco 

Mack Billy 5947 Chestnut Phlla 

Mack ft Co Lee 000 N State Chicago 

Mack ft Walker Alhambra N Y 

Mackey J S Runaway Girls B R 

Macy Maud Hall 2518 E 20 8heepahead Bay N Y 

Madden ft Fltzpatrlck Poll's New Haven 

Mae Florence 43 Jefferson Bradford Pa 

Maher Agnes 575 Wabaah Av Chicago 

Majestic Musical Four Bway Gaiety Girls B R 

Malcolm Emma A Peter Melrose Minn Indef 

Malloy Dannie 11 Glen Morris Toronto 

Maltese Lewis ft Co Orpheum Oil City Pa 

Mandya Two Highland N J 

Mangean Troupe 120 E 127 N Y 

Mann Chas Dreamlanders B R 

Manning Frank 355 Bedford Av Bklyn 

Manning Trio 70 Clacy Grand Raplda 

Mantells Marionettes 4420 Berkeley Av Chicago 

Mareell ft Lenett Gentry Show C R 

Marke Dorothy S Fallsburg N Y 

Marimba Band Central Dresden Ger 

Marine Comedy Trio 187 Hopkins Bklyn 

Mario Louise Vanity Fair B R 

Marlon ft Lillian 22 Manhattan Av N Y 

Marlon Dave Dreamlandora B R 

Marke Dorothy O H Waterville Me 

Mario Aldo Trio Fair Marshalltown la 

Marsh Joe Rlvervlew Chicago Indef 

Marsh ft Mlddleton 10 Dyer Av Everett Mass 

Marshall Louise Golden Crook B R 

Martell Masle 2083 Sntter San Francisco 

Clark Martinetti ? 

Martlne ft Carl 403 W 07 N Y 

Mason Mr ft Mrs 81dney 280 W 80 N Y 

Mathleson Walter 843 W Ohio Chicago 

Sensational Novelty Entertainers 

JUGGLING MATHIEUS 

IN VAUDEVILLE 

Mathews ft Ashley 308 W 42 N Y 

Mays Musical Four 154 W Oak Chicago 

McAllister Dick Vanity Fair B R 

McAvoy Harry Bon Tons B R 

McCann Geraldine ft Co 700 Park Johnstown Pa 

McCarthy Henry 817 N Hancock Phlla 

McClaln M 3221 Madleon Av Pittsburg 

McConnell Sisters 1247 Madison Chicago 

McCormlck ft Irving 503 W 178 N Y 

McCormlck ft Wallace Orpheum Canton O 

McCullough Carl 207 Franklin Buffalo 

McCune ft Grant 030 Benton Pittsburg 

McDowell John ft Alice 027 Detroit 

McGarry ft McGarry Pennant Winners B R 

McGarry ft Harris 521 Palmer Toledo 

McGregor Sandy Brigadiers B R 

McGuIre Tutz Augusta Ga 

MacLarens Musical Torresdale Pa 

McMahon ft Chappelle Box 424 Bordentown N J 

McNamee 41 Smith Poughkeepsle 

McNlsh ft McNlsh St James L I 

McWaters ft Tyson 471 00 Brooklyn 

Meek Anna Brigadiers B R 

Melrose ft Ingram 020 Main Carey O 

Melrose ft Kennedy 448 Park Av Bridgeport 

Mendel 18 Adams Strand London 

Mendelsohn Jack Follies of the Day B R 

Menetekel 104 B 14 N Y 

Meredith Sisters 20 W 05 N Y 

Merrill Sebaatian Proctors Newark 

Merrill ft Otto 224 W 40 N Y 

Merrltt Raymond 178 Tremont Pasadena Cal 

Metz ft Metz 001 W 144 N Y 

Methren Sisters 12 Culton Springfield Mass 

Mjeyer David Pantages Victoria B C Iadef 

Meyers Belle Majestic Dallas 

Michael A Michael 320 W 53 N Y 

Mlaco Steve Hippodrome Phlla Indef 

Milam ft Du Bots 825 10 Nashville 

Miles Margaret Fads ft Follies B R 

Military Four 070 E 24 Paterson 

Millard Bros Eagle Mills N Y 

Miller Ford 20 Braxton Buffalo 

Miller ft Mack 2041 Federal Phlla 

Miller ft Princeton 88 Olney Providence 

Miller Theresa 118 W Grand Av Oklahoma 

Millers The Haag Show C R 

Millers Juggling Miles Minneapolis 

Mllmars 214 S Wash Kokomo Ind 

Milton ft De Long Strs Pantages Denver 

Milton Joe 241 W 38 N Y 

Mlntz ft Palmer 1305 N 7 Phlla 

Mlroff Princess Lyric Chattanooga 

Mlskel Hunt ft Miller 108 14 Cincinnati 

Mitchell Hsrry ft Kate Los Angeles 

Mitchell Bennett Miss N Y Jr B R 

Mitchell Wm R Wlldwoort N J 

Mitchell A Cain Empire Shepherds nush Eng 

Moller Harry .'V> Blynwr Delaware O 

Montague Mona Box 1*07 Tuolumne Cal 

Montgomery Frank & Co Lvrl<- lameMown N V 

Montgomery Marshall 1m:,s K It Bklyn 

Montgomery Harry IU". K 1 10 N Y 

Montgomery A Healey Strs C)rph»*urn New Or's 

Montambo A Barieiii .;."» Kind Waterbury 

Montrose Belle .'117 Stanley Terrace Cbl'-ago 

Moore Fred D 770 8th Av N Y 

Moore Helen J Columbians B R 



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Because I have got it for others. Why not for you ? 

World's famous mind reader presenting the mystery of the world. THE GREATEST MIND READING ACT ON THE AMERICAN STAGE. 

Playing return dates everywhere. Just packing them In. Standing room only. • 

And I can do the same for you. The result* show by the enormous FINANCIAL RETURNS AT THE BOX OFFICE. _ _ 

Plaved to the biggest business ever done at the Germantown Theatre, Germantown, Pa., weeks of August 15 and 29. ASK DR. STUMPFIG. 
Placed Grind Opera House, Reading, Pa., week June 5. Re-engaged for weeks September 12 and l5. Ask CHARLES J. KROUSE. 221 Mint Arcade 

Building, Philadelphia, Pa. 

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Just receired 10 weeks' contract* for the tail-end of the season. Now I want immediate 

THE BAFFLING EUROPEAN ILLUSION 




MENETEKEL 



THE MYSTERY 
OF BABYLON 



Former Headliner of Orpheum Road Show 
NOT TOO PROUD TO PLAY SMALL TIME 
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William Berol 



323 Wen 3ltfa Si . Sew Yerk Cityi 



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A Refined Picturesque Offering, featuring Miss Oeorge's Todellng. 
Address VARIETY, San Francisco. 



PIERCE ""> ROSLYN 

in their COMEDY CHARACTER SINGING ACT 

Thanks for Kind Qtfer. BOOKED FOR ENTIRE SEASON, W. V. M. k. 

KNOX and ALVINCnaFS™,,. 

COMEDY, PATTER, SINCJNC UvlTIL UMDnDnm 



AND TALKING IN "ONE" 



WARDROBE 



The Vaudeville Villain and Heroine. 



CLARKE DUN CAN 



Variety a la carte. 



THE 4 MAGNANIS 

Originator of the great eccentric novelty 
"The American Musical Barbers." 

This Week (Aug. 29) American Music Hall. OPEN TIME UNTIL DEC. 



Edmond Stanley and 

In their Grand Opera Playlet, M A ROYAL ROMANCE," with MISS BELLE STOREY, highest singing coloratura soprano, and MLLE. HORTENSE MAZARETT, 

richest tone contralto in vaudeville. 




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Arranged by PAT CASEY 






A Novelty Act, closing the show at Keith-Proctor's 6th Ave. Theatre, THIS WEEK (8EPT. 5) 



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Mooney ft Holbein Birkenhead Eng 

Mooree Mabel Valenteene Majestic Denver 

Mordaunt Hal ft Co Del Prado Htl Chicago 

Morgan Bros 2526 B Madison Phils 

Morgan King ft Thompson Sis 603 B 41 Chicago 

Morrell Frank Orpheum Kansas City 

Morris Joe Dainty Duchess B R 

Morris ft Wortman 132 N Law Allentown Pa 

Morris ft Morton 1306 St Johns PI Bklyn 

Morris Mildred 4 Co 2W W 85 N T 

Morris Billy ft Sherwood Sis 223 Pont lac Dayton 

Miss ALICE MORTLOCK 

Presenting "TUB OTHER WOMAN." 

Sept. 10, Queen, San Diego, Cal. 

Morton Harry K Golden Crook B R 

Morton ft Keenan 574 11 Bklyn 

Morton Paul Rathskeller Jacksonville Indef 

Mossey Wm Bon Tons B R 

Mowatts Peerless Central Dresden Oer 

Mullen Jim Lovemakers B R 

Mullen ft Corelll Majestic Cedar Rapids 

Muller Maud 601 W 151 N Y 

Mulvey Ben 287 Richmond Providence 

Murphy Frances Dreamlanders B R 

Murphy ft Willard Falrhaven N J 

Murray Elizabeth 537 W Cumberland Phlla 

Murray ft Alvln Great Albini Co 

Murray ft Stone 2045 E 18th Cleveland 

My Fancy 12 Adams Strand London 

Myers ft MacBryde 162 6 Av Troy N Y 

Mylle ft Orth Muscoda Wis 

N 
Nannary May ft Co Empress Milwaukee 
Nash May Columbians B R 
NawD Tom Lake Gogebic Mich 
Nazarro Nat ft Co 3101 Tracy Av Kansas City 
Neal Octavia Federalsburg Md 
Nelson Chester Americans B R 
Nelson Gussle 132 Charing Cross London 
Nelson Bert A 1042 N Humboldt Chicago 
Nelson Georgia 2710 Virginia St Louis 
Nelson Oswald ft Borger 150 E 128th N Y 
Neuelle Mile Del Prado Htl Chicago 
Nevaros Three 804 12 Av Milwaukee 
Nevins ft Erwood 231 Edgmond Av Chester Pa 
Newhoff ft Phelps 32 W 118 N Y 
Newton Billy S Miss N Y Jr B R 
Nirolal Ida Bohemian Burlesquers B R 
Noble ft Brooks Folly Oklahoma City 
Nonette 154 Henry Bklyn 
Normans Juggling Sells Floto C R 
Norrlses B uckeye Lake O 

NED "CORK" NORTON 

Feature with 
TIM McMAHON'S PULLMAN PORTER 

MAIDS 
This Week (Sept. 5), Los Angeles, Cal. 

Norton Ned Follies of New York ft Paris B R 

Norton C Porter 6342 Klmbark Av Chicago 

Norwalk Eddie 505 Prospect Av Bronx N Y 

Noss Bertha 172 W 77 N Y 

Nosscs Six Park Dallas 

Nugent J C Orpheum Los Angeles 



Bert. B. and Ada Heist. 

THE OBERMANS 

Presenting "Trlx." W. V. A. Time. 

O'Brien Jack Saratoga Htl Chicago 

O'Brien Frank Columbians B R 

O'Clare. Wm Bijou Lansing 

ODell Fay Miss N Y Jr B R 

Odell ft Gilmore 114.") Monroe Chicago 

Ogden Gertrude H 2835 N Mozart Chicago 

Okabe Family 20 Charing Cross Rd London 

Okura Japs Fair Mazoon 111 

Onlaw Gus 418 Strand London 

THE QUEEN PINS OF VAUDEVILLE. 

O'NEIL and O'NEIL 

In "A RARE BIT." ALF. T. WILTON, Agent. 

O'Neill & Regenery ."02 Wnrren Bridgeport 

Opp Jop Kentucky Belles B R 

ORourkc & Atkinson 1K4* E 05 Cleveland 

Orr Chas F 131 W 41 N Y 

Orron ft MeKenzle 606 East Springfield O 

Osbun ft Doia 335 No Willow Av Chicago 

Ott Phil 17N A Tremont Boston 

Owen Dorothy Mae 3047 !H> Chicago 

Owens Arnold P ft Co Garrlck Wilmington 

Ozav* The IS Klnsey Av Kenmore N Y 



Palme Esther Mile 121 E 40 Chicago 
Palmer Cathryn Rowe La Salle Chicago 
Israelis Billy C N Htl LAssumptlon P Q Can 
Parker & Morrell 1S7 Hopkins Bklyn 
Parshlcv Ramona Grand Rapids 
Parvls Geo W 2534 N Franklin Philadelphia 
Pasco Dick Ellis Nowlin Circus 
Pastor ft Merle Hartford Htl Chicago 
Patterson Sam 20 W 133 N Y 
Paull ft Ryholda 359 County New Bedford 
Paullnettl ft Piquo 4321 Wain Frankfort Pa 
Paulette ft Cross Star St Johns Newfoundland 



PAULINE 

THE SCIENTIFIC SENSATION. 
Resting. Danville, N. T. 



Payton Polly Bohemian Burlesquers B R 

Pearee Sisters 725 Lane Seattle 

Pearse ft Mason Van Buren Htl Chicago 

Pearson ft Garfield Plymouth Htl N Y 

Pearson Walter Merry Whirl B R 

Pederson Bros 035 Greenbush Milwaukee 

Pelots The 161 Westminster Av Atlantic City 

Pepper Twins Lindsay Can 

Pero ft Wilson 317 E Temple Washington O 



Perry Frank L 747 Buchanan Minneapolis 

Fetching Bros 16 Packard Av Lymansville R I 

Peter the Great 422 Bioomfleld Av Hoboken N J 

Phillips Joe Jardln de Paris B R 

Phillips Mondane 4027 Belleview Av Kan City 

Phillips Samuel 318 Classon Av Bklyn 

Phillips Sisters Youngs Atlantic City 

Piccolo Midgets Phoenicia N Y 

Plerson Hal Lovemakers B R 

Pike ft Calame 073 Amsterdam Av N Y 

Plroscoffls Five Lovemakers B R 

Plsano Yen 15 Charles Lynn Mass 

Plsano Fred A 36 W Oloversvllle N Y 

Plunkett ft Rltter 40 Blllerica Boston 

Pollard Genie Gayety Stock Philadelphia 

Pope ft Uno Orpheum Omaha 

Potter ft Harris 1716 Leland Av Chicago 

Potts Bros ft Co 5th Av N Y 

Powell Eddie 2314 Chelsea Kansas City 

Powers Elephants 745 Forest Av N Y 

Powers Bros 15 Trask Providence 

Powers Great 134 Warren Glens Falls N Y 

Price ft Diston 887 Longwood Av N Y 

Prices Jolly 1620 Arch Philadelphia 

Primrose Four Hip Cleveland 

Priors The Tukulla Wash 

Proctor Sisters 1112 Halsey Bklyn 

Prosit Trio Ringllng Bros C R 

Pucks Two 184 N Lena Av Freeport L I 

Q 
Queen Mab ft Wels Brills Htl Philadelphia 
Qulgg ft Nickerson Follies of 1910 
Qulnlan Josie 644 N Clark Chicago 
Quinn Mattle 530 Rush Chicago 

R 

RAG Trio Keiths Providence 

Ralmund Jim 37 E Adams Chicago 

Rainbow Sisters 840 14 San Francisco 

Ralande ft Ralande Box 200 Cumberland Md 

Rankin Bobby Olympic Los Angeles Indef 

Ratelles The 637 Petonmeux Montreal 

Ray Eugene 5002 Prairie Av Chicago 

Raymond Clara 141 Lawrence Brooklyn 

Raymore ft Co 147 W 05th N Y 

Ready G Ellis Nowlin Circus 

Reded ft Hadley Star Show Girls B R 

Redner Thomas ft Co 072 Hudson Av Detroit 

Redway Juggling 141 Inspector Montreal 

Redwood ft Gordon 167 Dearborn Chicago 

Reed ft Earl 236 E 62d Los Angeles 

Reed Bros Grand Evansvllle 

Reeves Al 145 State Bklyn 

Reffkln Joe 163 Dudley Providence 

Regal Trio 116 W Wash PI N Y 

Reld Jack Runaway Girls B R 

Reld Sisters 45 Broad Elizabeth N J 

Reiff Clayton ft Reiff Orpheum Champaign 111 

Reinflelds Minstrels Park Jackson Miss 

CHUCK HENRIETTA 

RIESNER ""GORE 

Playing few choice weeks West 
Framing New Act for the Bast 

Remington Mayme Htl Gerard N Y 

Renalles The 2064 Sutter San Francisco 

Rese Len 1021 Cherry Phlla 

Reynolds ft Donegan Folles Bergere Paris 

Rhoads Marionettes 33 W H Chester Pa 

Rlanos Four Freeport L I 

Rice Louise Dreamlanders B R 

Rice Frank ft True 6340 Vernon Av Chicago 

Rice Sullv ft Scott Orpheum Nashville 

Rich ft Howard 214 E 10 N Y 

Rich ft Rich 211 W 43 N Y 

Richards Bros 116 E 3 N Y 

RIchwood Stanton ft Co Iona Mich 

Rlesner & Gore 128 Roanoke San Francisco 

Riley ft Ahern 35 Plant Dayton O 

Ring Ja? L Hallthorpe Md 

Ring ft Bell Metropolitan Minstrels Indef 

Rio Al C Cha*es Washington 

Ftlo Bros 1220-2* Milwaukee 

Ripon Alf 545 E 87 N Y 

Ritchie Billy Vanity Fair B R 

Rltter ft Foster OS Charing Cross London 

Robcr Gus Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Roberts C E 1S51 Sherman Av Denver 

Roberts Robt Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Roberts ft Downey 86 Lafayette Detroit 

Roberts ft Pearl 360 Grand Brooklyn 

Robins Billy L Bonhags No Beach L I Indef 

Robinson The 001 Hawthorne Av Minneapolis 

Robinson Win C 3 Granville London 

Rohlseh ft Childress 050 No Clark Chicago 

Rock ft Rol 1610 Indiana Av Chicago 

Roeder ft Lester 314 Broadway Buffalo 

Rogers Bill Bessemer Ala 

Roland ft Morln 208 Middlesex Lowell 

Rolande Ceo S Box 2!X> Cumberland Ml 

Roland ft Francis 31 O H Block Chicago 

Roode Claude M Orpheum Montreal 

Roof Jack ft Clara 70.- Green Phlla 

Ron I res Park Akron O 

Rose Blanche Cracker Jacks B R 

Rose Line ft Keleard 125 W 43 N Y 

Rose Clarlna 6025 47 Bklyn 

Rosenthal Bros 151 Chaplain Rochester 

Ross ft Hunter Crystal Lognnsport Ind 

Ross ft Stuart Wilson Baltimore 

Boss Sisters 65 Cumcrford Providence 

Ro^s ft Lewis Hip Clapham Eng 

Rossi Alfredo Mr ft Mrs Two Bills Show C R 

Royal Minstrel Four 1417 East Salt Lake 

Royale ft Stearns Fnlque Jamestown N I) 

Russell ft Davis 1316 High Springfield O 

Russell-Noss Bertha 172 W 7 N Y 

Rutans Song Birds Wlldwood N J 

Rutherford Jim H Hagenbeek-Wallaee C R 

THOS. J. 

RYAN-RICHFIELD CO. 

Next Week (Sept. 18), Orpheum, Salt Lake 
City. 

Ryno ft Emerson 161 W 74 N Y 

S 

Salmo Juno Halifax Eng 

Sampson ft Douglass BIJou Jackson 

Sanders ft La Mar 1327 5 Av N Y 

Sanderson's Manikins 0*0 Salem Maiden Mass 

Sanford ft Darlington 3060 Pengrove Phlla 

Sanford Jere Main Peoria 

Savage ft De Croteau 1534 Broadway N Y 

Scanlan W J Orpheum Spokane 



Scarlet ft Scarlet 013 Longwood Av N Y 

Scheer Billy 40 W 24 N Y 

Schilling Wm 1000 E Lanvale Baltimore 

Scintella 588 Lyell Av Rochester 

Scott Maude Belmont Mass 

Scott Robt Lovemakers B R 

Scott ft West 22 Division N Y 

Scott ft Yost 40 Morningslde Av N Y 

Scully Will P 8 Webster Pi Bklyn 

Sears Gladys 258 W 26 N Y 

Selby Hal M Victoria Hotel Chicago 

Semon Chas F 2 Forest Salem Mass 

Sencell Bros 210 Arlington Pittsburg 

Sexton Chas B 2840 Johnston Chicago 

Sevengala Delaware Water Gap Pa 

Seymour ft Dupre Orpheum Montreal 

Seymour Nellie 111 Manhattan N Y 

Seymour Pete Mr ft Mrs Arlington Htl Atlanta 

Sharp ft Montgomery Majestic Jacksonville 

Shea Thos E 3664 Pine Grove Av Chicago 

Shedmans Dogs Dumont N J 

Shelvey Bros 265 S Main Waterbury 

Shepard A Co James C 1604 Madison Av N Y 

Shepperley Sisters 250 Dovercourt Toronto 

Sheppell ft Bennett Dreamlanders B R 

Sherlock ft Val Dalle 514 W 135 N Y 

Sherlock ft Holmes 2506 Ridge Phlla 

Sherman ft De Forest Sherman Cent'l Park LI 

Shermans Two 252 St Emanuel Mobile 

Shields Sydney Columbia St Louis 

Shields The 207 City Hall New Orleans 

Shields ft Gaile Fair Bucyrus O 

Shorey Campbell ft Co 50 Rock Av Lynn 

Shrodes ft Chappelle Keansburg N J 

Sidello Tom ft Co 4313 Wentworth Av Chicago 

Slddons ft Earle 2515 So Adler Philadelphia 

Slegel ft Matthews 324 Dearborn Chicago 

Simms Willard 6435 Bills Av Chicago 

Slmonds Teddy Americans B R 

Simpson Corah Van Buren Htl Chicago 

Slater ft Finch 10 N 3 Vlncennes Ind 

Small Johnnie ft Sisters 620 Lenox Av N Y 

Smiths Aerial Ringllng Bros C R 

Smith Allen 1243 Jefferson Av Bklyn 

Smith ft Adams 408 So Halsfead Chicago 

Smith ft Brown 1324 St John Toledo 

Snyder ft Buckley Fads ft Follies B R 

Sockrant Bros Three 558 6 Detroit 

Somers ft Storke Columbia Milwaukee 

Sossln Samuel Hastings Show B R 

Spauldlng ft Dupree Box 2*5 Osslnlng N Y 

Spears The 67 Clinton Everett Mass 

Spears Anna Merry Whirl B R 

Spencer ft Austin 3110 E Phlla 

Splllers Musical 20 W 133 N Y 

Splssell Bros ft Co Orpheum Duluth 

Sprague ft McNeece 632 No 10 Phlla 

Sprague ft Dixon 506 Mt Hope Cincinnati 

Springer ft Church 06 4 Plttsfleld Mass 

Stadium Trio St Charles Htl Chicago 

Stafford Frank ft Co Ornheum Memphis 

Stanley Harry S Bell Oakland 

Stanley Stan 005 Bates Indianapolis 

Stanwood David 364 Bremen E Boston 

Starr ft Sachs 343 N Clark Chicago 

Stedman Al ft Fannie 0*5 6 So Boston 

Steinert Thomas Trio 531 Lenox Av N Y 

Stelnman Herman Lovemakers B R 

Steppe A H Coshocton O ,'-' 

Sterns Al 670 3 Av N Y 

Stevens E 135 So First Bklyn 

Stevens Paul 323 W 2* N Y 

Stevens Llllle Brigadiers B R 

Stevens & Moore Columbians B R 

Stewart Harrv M World of Pleasure B R 

Stewart ft Earl 125 Euclid Woodbury N J 

Stlpps Musical BHou Lansing 

Stlrk ft London 2* Hancock Brockton 

St Elmo Leo 1221 N Redfleld Phlla 

St James ft D^cre 163 W 34 N Y 

Story Musical Palace Htl Chicago 

Strehl May Oalety Clrls B R 

Strickland Rube Temple Ft Wnvne 

Strohscheln H 2532 Atlantic Bklyn 

Strubblefleld Trio 5*0* Maple Av St Louis 

Stuart Helen Maloctle Dunbar Tol 

Sullv ft Hussev 167 Dearborn Chicago 

Sully ft Phelps 2310 Bolton Phlla 

Summers Allen Grand Knoxvllle 

Sweeney ft Rooney 1434 Sumner Av Scranton 

Swor Bert Columbians B R 

Sydney Oscar Lovemakers B R 

Sylvesters The Plymouth Htl Hoboken N J 

Alfarretta Symonds 

With Ryan and Adams 

Next Week (Sept. 11), American, San Fran- 
cisco. 



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TAMBO «• TAMBO 

Double Tnmbourlne Spinners 



Tangley Pearl 67 So Clark ChKaeo 
Tasmanlan Vandanman Hagenhcck- Wallace 
Taylor Carey E Casino Louisville Indef 

Taylor, Kranzman and White 

Musical Foolishness 

Taylor Mae Julian Chicago 

Tavlors Animals Rlnglinc Bros C R 

Terrlll Frank ft Fred *57 \ Orkney Phila 

Terry Twins Hathnways New Bedford 

Thatcher Fannie Bon Ton« B It 

Thomas ft Hamilton 067 Dearborn Av Clii'-ago 

Thompson Mark Bohemian Burlesquers B R 

Thomson Harry 12*4 Putnam Av Bklyn 

Thorndyke Lillian 246 \V 3* N Y 

Thornton Arthur Oolden Crook B R 

Thornton Ceo A 305 Broome N Y 

Thorne Mr ft Mrs Harry 2** St Nicholas AvNY 

Thorns Juggling 5* Rose Buffalo 

Tho-»e Three 223 Scott Sm Francisco 

Three Troubadours Aeademv Buffalo 

Thrillers The 346 E 20 N Y 

Thurston Leslie 0* W 10* N Y 

Ti.iker O L 776 8 Av N Y 

Hltenla 65 W 36 N Y 



Tlvoll Quartette High Life Cafe Milwauk Indef 

Tops Topsy ft Tops 3442 W School Chicago 

Touhey Pat ft May E Haddam Conn 

Touhey Trabnel A Ellis Nowlin Circus 

Tracy Julia Raymond Bartholdl Inn N T 

Travers Belle 210 N Franklin Phlla 

Travers Phil 5 E 113 N Y 

Travers Roland 221 W 42 N Y 

Tremaines Musical 230 Caldwell Jacksonville HI 

Trent Geo ft Donnle 328 W 43 N Y 

Trolley Car Trio Fair Pipers City 111 

Troxell ft Wlnchell 306 5 N Seattle 

Tsuda Harry Queen San Diego 

Tunis Fay World of Pleasure B R 

Tuttle ft May 3887 W Huron Chicago 

Tweedley John 242 W 43 N Y 

Tydeman ft Dooley 108 Elm Camden N J 

U 

Ullne ft Rose Darning Htl Chicago 
Umhaults Bros 26 N Jefferson Dayton 
Unique Comedy Trio 1927 Nicholas Phlla 

V 

Vagges Orpheum Vancouver 

Valadons Les 407 Thomas Newport R I 

Valdare Troupe 206 W 1)5 N Y 

Valetta ft Lamson 1320 St Clark Cleveland 

Valmore Lulu ft Mildred Bohemian Buries B R 

Van Billy Majestic Butte 

Van Epps Jack Airdome Pine Bluff Ark 

Van Dalle Sisters 514 W 135 N Y 



VANI 



THB DANCBR. 
"THE KISSING GIRL" GO. 



Vardaman National Hotel Chicago 

Vardelles Lowell Mich 

Variety Comedy Trio 1515 Barth Indianapolis 

Vassar ft Arken 324 Christopher Bklyn 

Vasco 41a Acre Lane London 

Vass Victor V 25 Hasklns Providence 

Vedder Fannie Bon Tons B R 

Vedder Llllle Cracker Jacks B R 

Vedmar Rene 3285 Bway N Y 

Velde Trio Fair Sullivan 111 

Venedlan Serenaders 676 Blackhawk Chicago 

Verde 270 W 39 N Y 

Veronica ft Hurl Falls 1336 Olllingham Phlla 

Village Comedy Four 1912 Ringgold Phlla 

Vincent John B 820 Olive Indianapolis 

Viola Otto Hendersons Coney Island 

Vlolanl 529 8th Brooklyn 

VIoletta Jolly 41 Lelpzlgerstr Berlin Oer 

Von Serley Slaters 436 E 138 N Y 

W 

Wakefield Frank L Runaway Girls B R 
Walker Musical 1524 Brookslde Indianapolis 
Walker ft Sturm Hip Cleveland 
Wallace's Cockatoos c/o Parker Ablllne Kan 
Wallack Nanette ft Co Alhambra Htl Chicago 
Wallhelser ft Fisher Airdrome Staunton 111 
Walsh Helen Dainty Duchess B R 

WALSH, LYNCH -CO. 

Presenting "HUCKIN'S RUN." 

Direction. PAT GABBY. 

Walsh May Dainty Duchess B R 

Walsh Mealy ft Montrose Columbia Cincinnati 

Walters ft West 3437 Vernon Chicago 

Walters John Lyric Ft Wayne Ind Indef 

Ward Billy 199 Myrtle Av Bklyn 

Ward ft Harrington 418 Strand London 

Warde ft Mack 300 W 70 N Y 

Warner Harry E Rollickers B R 

Washer Bros Oakland Ky 

Watson Sammy 333 St Pauls Av Jersey City 

Watson ft Little 505 Van Cort Yonkers N Y 

Wayne Sisters Dainty Duchess B R 

Weaver Frank ft Co 1705 N 9 Baltimore 

Webb Funny Ellis Nowlin Circus 

XA/E-C IH OK- BE 

SIOUX INDIAN GIRL, Direction Norman 

Frledenwald. 
This Week (Sept. 5>; Oak Summit Park, 

Evansvllle. 
Next Week (Sept. 12), Idea, Fond du Lac. 

Welch Thos Runaway Girls B R 

Well John 5 Krusatadt Rotterdam 

WHls Lew Orpheum Rockford III 

Wentworth Vesta&Tcddy Orpheum Dos Moines 

West Al 0o«5 E Ohio Pittsburg 

West Sisters 1412 Jefferson Av nklyn N Y 

W.sf J no A ft Co H27 N 50 Chicago 

West ft I ton 135 W Cedar Kalamazoo 

W< stou I>.-in E 111 W 116 N Y 
Western 1'iiion Trio 2241 E Clearfield Phlla 
Wftherill 33 W 8 Chester Pa 
Wharton Nat Gem Merlin N II 
Wheeler Sisters 1441 7th Philadelphia 
Wheeloek & Hay Orpheum Spokane 
Whirl Four 2426 S Watts Phila 
Whitman Pros 1335 Chestnut Phlla 
Whitman Frank 133 Greenwich Reading Pa 
White Harry 1003 Ashland Av Baltimore 
White Phil Merry Whirl IJ R 
Whitehead ft Grlerson American Chicago 
Whiteside Ethel Peru Ind 
Whitford Anabelle 363 W 42 N Y 
Whitney Tlllle 36 Kane Buffalo 
Wilder Marshall Atlantic City N J 
Wilkenn ft Wilkens 363 Willis Av N Y 
Willard ft Bond Empress Kansas City 
Williams Clara 2150 Tremont Cleveland 
Williams Cowboy 1715 I'pland Phlla 
Williams Fran.es p ;ir k Palisade N J Indef 
Williams Ch is 2i;:.2 Rutgers Kt Louis 
Williams John Cracker Jacks B R 
William* Ed * Florence 01 W 103 N Y 
Williams Lew 1531 Bway N Y 
Williams ft Do Croteau 1 Ashfon So. Lynn Mass 
Williams * Gilbert 1010 Marshfield Av Chicago 
Williams ft Segal Polls Hartford 
Williams ft Sterling Sinners Chicago 
Williams ft Stevens Globe Jacksonville Indef 
Williams Frank ft Delia Palmyra N Y 
Willinms Mollle 2*5 State Bklyn 
Williamson Frank Runaway Girls B R 
Willison Herbert Al Fields Minstrels 
Wilson Fred J 14 Forest Montclalr N J 
Wilson Fred Cracker Jack* B R 
Wilson Bros Maywood III 



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VARIETY 



REPRESENTATIVE ARTISTS 



WEE WINSOME 



SAN FRANCISCO "CHRONICLE," Aug. 22. 
DAINTY SUBSTITUTE PROVES AT- 



TRACTION. 

MISS JOSIE HEATHER INSTANTLY WINS 
APPROVAL AT ORPHEUM. 

OAKLAND, Aug. 21.— Springing Into pop- 
larity in a single performance, during which 
she was asked at a minute's notice to take 
the part of two other performers who were 
unable to be present, Miss Josle Heather 
Is the headliner at the Orpheum this week. 
This winsome little English maid, with her 
sweet voice, her clever dancing and her 
pretty frocks, has taken Oakland by storm. 
She has added two new songs to her reper- 
toire this week, which are proving as great 
a hit aa her "All I Want Is a Husband," 
which won so many recalls during the past 
week. 



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JOSIE 



HEATHER 



OAKLAND "TRIBUNE," AUG. 18. 



Next to Miss Kellerman, a little stranger, 

who came unannounced, is the hit of this 

week's bill. She Is Miss Josle Heather, aa 

dainty and delightful a bit of femininity as 

one could find in a day's journey. Called 

upon at a moment's notice, to sing in place 

of the McGreeveys, who could not appear 
on account of Illness, Miss Heather Instantly 
made good. She sings only four little songs, 
with changes of costumes, but at every per- 
formance she has received six or seven cur- 
tain calls. She is a very wee girl, but she 
has made a great big hit. 



OAKLAND "TRIBUNE," AUG. 22. 

CHARMS AUDIENCE. 

PRETTY ENGLISH COMEDIENNE WINS 

ORPHEUM WITH SWEET VOICE 

AND CLEVER ACT. 

Josie Heather, an English comedienne, 
showed to even greater advantage than did 
either Lily Lena or Vesta Victoria, who 
charmed the patrons of this house a few 
weeks ago. Her songs have the dash of 
spontaneity, her mannerisms are captivating 
and her singing has that Indescribable sweet- 
ness which makes the ballad always a wel- 
come feature In a vaudeville bill. 



ENORMOUS 
SUCCESS 

orpheum" circuit 

THIS WEEK 
(SEPT. 6) 

LOS ANGELES 




DICK and ALICE McAVOY 



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HERALD SQUARE JIMMY" 



KINO OF THS NBWIBOTS. 



Address car* VARIBTT. 



Willa Holt Wakefield 



IN VAUDEVI 



Succeeding Stella Mayhew as "The Goose" In "A Barnyard Romeo." 



BELLE 



GORDON 



AND 



BARBER 



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Presenting an Attractive Athletic and Musical Novelty 
This week (Sept. 5), Keith's, Columbu.. ADDRESS. Care of VARIETY, NEW YORK 

BEULAH DALLAS 



" Sweet Voiced Southern Singer " 

En Route S-C Circuit 

Reps. BOSTOCK A HENNE88EY 
Long Aore Blag., New York 



City 



Beulah Dallas uses Judgment, for she selects 
three catchy, popular, swlngy tunes which win 
her a place among the favorites of the week. 
Also, she knows how to sing them. 

—Portland Oregon Ian. July 34th. 1910. 




IN 



AIRMAN, 



NEXT WEEK (SEPT. 12). BUM. N. Y. 




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Local patrons of vaudeville have pa9« 
Majestic Theatre this week In "Broadway, 
Shields has grace and daintiness to spare 
which her audiences are certain to respon 
the author of the sketch, Hudson Allan, 
share of merit. Were the part that Sydn 
and ladyhood, the skit might not, howev 
general opinion here that in Miss Shields 



ed a very favorable Judgment on Miss Sydney Shields, who Is appearing at the 
U. S. A.," a sketch wherein the author of it acts the chief male part. Miss 
—and these, coupled with girlish good looks and Intelligence, make an appeal to 
d. As the American who deals In slang— slang that Is rather clever, by the way- 
supports her neatly. All In all, the piece, despite Its jingoism, does not lack a 
ey Shields takes played by some one not endowed, as she is, with the charm of youth 
er, please discriminating devotees of vaudeville so thoroughly. It seems to be the 
the skies of vaudeville possess a star destined to shine, Indeed. 

Chicago Correspondent to The New Tork "Morning Telegraph" (Aug. 28). 



Nothing 

But 

Success 




and 



This Week, (Sept. 8', Temple Theatre, Crand Rapid*, Mich 




JAS. 



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This Week (Sept: 6), Keith's, Prevldenee. 



ICKINO 



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Next Week (Sept. 12), Poll's, Soranten 




DIREOT FROM AU8TRALIA 



MUSICAL I 

FLORRIE ELSIE 




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Refined Star Musical Act. 



Coming East. 
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Wilson Al SalYlnl 3112 Clifford Phila 

Wilson Frank 1616 W 23 Lot Angel— 

GRACE WILSON 

Iff VAUDEVILLE 

Wilson Lls*ie 175 Franklin Buffalo 
Wilson * pinkney 207 W 16 Kansas Cltjr 
Wilton Jo* ft Co 1129 Porter Phila 
Winkler Xress Trio 252 W 38 N Y 
Wise ft Milton Brenhan Circuit New Zealand 
Wlthrow ft Clover 862 N Emporia Wichita Kan 
Wizen ft Kelly 80 Tecumseh Providence 
Wolfe ft Lee 824 Woodlawn At Toledo 

WOLF, MOORE «o YOUNG 

"Vaudeville's Cheeriest Trie." 

Woodall Billy 420 First At Naabrllle 

Woodman Harry Bills Nowlln Circus 

Wood Bros 5tb At N Y 

Woods ft Woods Trio 163 W 84 N Y 

Wood 0111© 534 W 159 N Y 

Woods Ralton ft Co Saratoga Htl Chicago 

Work ft Ower Orpheum Seattle 

Wright A Dietrich Auditorium Lynn 

Wright Lillian ft Young Bros 163 W 60 N Y 

Wyckoff Fred 60 Water Lyons N Y 

X 

Xaxlers Four 2144 W 20 Chicago 

Y 

Yackley ft Bunnell Lancaster Pa 
Yaw Don Din 119 B Madison Chicago 
Yeoman Geo 4566 Gibson At St Louis 
York Charles Carbondale Pa 
Yorke Alice La Salle Chicago 
Yost Harry B World of Pleasure B R 
Young Carrie Bohemian Burlesquers B R 
Young Ollie ft April 50 B 6th At Columbus O 
Young ft Phelps 1013 Baker Evansville Ind 
Yule ft Simpson Jeffers Saginaw 



Zanclgs The 356 W 145 N Y 

Zanfrellas 131 Brixton London 

Zara Carmen Troupe 776 8 At N Y 

Zazell ft Vernon Seguln Tour So America Indef 

Zeda Harry L 1328 Cambria Phila 

Zeiser ft Thome Willards Temple of Music 

Zerthos Dogs Grand Indianapolis 

Zimmerman Al Dreamlanders B R 



BURLESQUE ROUTES 

"L. O. Indicates show is laying off. 
Weeks Sept. 12 and 19. 



Americans Star St Paul 19 St Joe 

Beauty Trust Gayety Milwaukee 19 Star and 
Garter Chicago 

Behman Show Empire Cleveland 19 Gayety To- 
ledo 

Big Review Folly Chicago 19 Star Milwaukee 

Big Banner Show Gayety Washington 19 Gay- 
ety Pittsburg 

Bohemians 12-15 Gayety Scranton 16-18 Lu- 
zerne Wllkesbarro 19 Trocadero Phila 

Bon Tons Gayety Omaha 19 Gayety Minneapolis 

Bowery Burlesquers Gayety Kansas City 19 
Gayety Omaha 

Brigadiers Star Toronto 19 Royal Montreal 

Broadway Gaiety Girls Avenue Detroit 19 La- 
fayette Buffalo 

Cherry Blossoms Lyceum Washington 19 Mon- 
umental Baltimore 

Cosy Corner Girls Trocadero Philadelphia 19 
Lyceum Washington 

Cracker Jacks Gayety Minneapolis 19 Gayety 
Milwaukee 

College Girls Alhambra Chicago 19 Standard 
Cincinnati 

Columbia Girls Standard Cincinnati 19 Gayety 
Louisville 

Dainty Duchess Gayety Louisville 19 Gayety 
St Louis 

Dreamlanders Lafayette Buffalo 19 Star To- 
ronto 

Ducklings Standard St. Louis 19 Empire In- 
dianapolis 

Empire Burlesquers Century Kansas City 19 
Standard St Louis 

Fads and Follies Gayety Toronto 19 Garden 
Buffalo 

Follies New York Gayety Boston 19 Columbia 
New York 

Follies of Day People's Cincinnati 19 Umpire 
Chicago 

Ginger Girls Garden Buffalo 19 Corinthian 
Rochester 

Girls Happyland Waldman's Newark 19 Empire 
Hoboken 

Girls from Dixie 12-14 Bon Ton Jersey City 
15-18 Folly Patersoa 19-22 Luzerne Wllkes- 
Barre 23-26 Gayety Scranton 

Golden Crook Star and Garter Chicago 19 
Gayety Detroit 

Hasting's Big Show Empire Hoboken 19 Hur- 
tig and Seamon's New York 

Howe's Love Makers Casino Boston 19-23 Em- 
pire Albany 24-20 Mohawk Schenectady 

Imperials 12-14 Folly Paterson 15-17 Bon Ton 
Jersey City 19-22 Gayety Scranton 23-26 
Luzerne Wllkes-Barre 

Irwin's Big Show Corinthian Rochester 19-22 
Mohawk Schenectady 23-26 Empire Albany 

Irwin's Majesties 12-14 Mohawk Schenectady 
15-17 Empire Albany 19 Gayety Boston 

Jardin De Paris Star Cleveland 19 Folly Chi- 
cago 

Jersey Llllies 12-14 Empire Albany 15-17 Mo- 
hawk Schenectady 19 Gayety Brooklyn 

Jolly Girls Casino Brooklyn 19 Empire Bklyn 

Kentucky Belles Monumental Baltimore 19 
Penn Circuit 

Knickerbocker* Olympic New York 10 Ca- 
sino Philadelphia 

Lady Buccaneers Bronx New York 19 8th At 

Marathon Girls Murray Hill New York Metrop- 
olis New York 



Merry Maidens Columbia Boston 19-22 Bon 
Ton Jersey City 23-26 Folly Paterson 

Merry Whirl Empire Chicago 19 Avenue Detroit 

Midnight Maidens Gayety Pittsburg 19 Em- 
pire Cleveland 

Miss N Y Jr Penn Circuit 19 Academy Pitts- 
burg 

Moulin Rouge St Joe 19 Century Kansas City 

New Century Girls 12 L O 19 Casino Bklyn 

Parisian Widows 125th St New York 19 Mur- 
ray Hill New York M „ . 

Pat White's Gaiety Girls Bowery New York 
19-22 Folly Paterson 23-26 Bon Ton Jersey 
City 

Passing Parade Academy Pittsburg 19 Star 
Cleveland , , „, ,_. 

Pennant Winners Buckingham Louisville 19 
People's Clnolnnatl M „ ,_ . n 

Queen Jardin De Paris Columbia New York 10 
Gayety Philadelphia . ..« „ 

Queen of Bohemia Gayety Detroit 19 Oayety 
Toronto 

Rents SanUey Star Brooklyn 19 Waldman's 
Newark . ._. 

Reeves Beauty Show Casino Philadelphia 10 
Gayety Baltimore 

Rector Girls Empire Brooklyn 19 Bronx N Y 

Robinson Crusoe Girls Westminster Providence 
19 Casino Boston A _ 

Runaway Girls Gayety Baltimore 19 Gayety 
Washington . _ 

Rollickers Royal Montreal 19 Howard Boston 

Rose Sydell's Gayety Toledo 19 Alhambra Chl- 

SamT Jack's 8th Ave New York 19 Empire 

Newark ^ „ «... 

Serenade™ Gayety Philadelphia 19 Star Bklyn 

Star and Garter Metropolis New York 19 West- 
minster ProTldence ' 

Star Show Girls Star Milwaukee 19 Dewey 
Minneapolis 

Tiger Llllies 12-14 Luzerne Wllkes-Barre 15-18 
Gayety Scranton 19 L O 26 Casino Bklyn 

Trocaderos Gayety Brooklyn 19 Olympic New 
York 

Vanity Fair Gayety St Louis 19 Gayety Kan- 
sas City ._ ^ 

Washington Society Girls Empire Newark 10 
Bowery New York 

Watson's Burlesquers Howard Boston 19 Co- 
lumbia Boston 

World of Pleasure Dewey Minneapolis 19 Star 
St Paul 

Yankee Doodle Girls Empire Indianapolis 10 
Buckingham Louisville 



CIRCUS ROUTES 



BARNUM ft BAILEY 8-12 San Francisco 13 
San Jose 14 Stockton 15 Fresno 16 Vlsalia 17 
Bakersneld 19 Santa Barbara 20-21 Los 
Angeles 23 Santa Ana 24 San Bernardino. 

CAMPBELL BROS. Shelblna Mo 10 Palmyra 

12 Augusta 111 13 Rushvllle 14 Rushvllle 15 
Waverly 16 Centralla. 

HAGBNBBCK-WALLACE Chrlstlansburg Va 
10 Pulaski 12 Marlon 13 Bristol Tenn 14 
Johnston City 15 Greenville 16 Newport 17 
Morrlstown 

MILLER BROS. 101 RANCH 9-10 Hamlin 
Minn 12 Rochester 13 Austin 14 Fairmont 
15 Mason City la 16 Spencer 17 Perry. 

RINOLING BROS. 9 Hutchinson Kan 10 New- 
ton 12 Iola 13 Fort Scott 14 Springfield Mo 
15 Joplln 16 Coffeyvllle 17 Bartlesrllle Okla 
19 Wichita Kan 20 Blackwell Okla 21 Okla- 
homa City 22 McAlester 23 Boonrille Ark 
24 Little Rock. 

ROBINSON JOHN Macon Mo 10 Centralla 

12-13 St Charles 14 St Louis. 
SELLS FLOTO 9 Fayetteville Ark 10 Ft Smith 

13 Okmulgee Okla 14 Sapula 15 Tulsa 16 
Enid. 

YANKEE ROBINSON Sabetha Kan 10 Mays- 
vllle Mo 12 Princeton 13 Gallatin 14 Lathrop 
15 Pleasant Hill 16 Versailles 17 Eldon. 



LETTERS 



Where C follows name, letter Is in Chi- 
cago. 

Where 8 F follows, letter Is at San Fran- 
cisco. 

Where L follows, letter Is in London of- 
fice. 

AdTertlslng or circular letters of any de- 
scription will not be Hated when known. 

Letters will be held for two weeks. 

P following names indicates postal, ad- 
Tertlsed once only. 



Adams R C (C) 
Adams Bros (P) 
Adams Eugene (C) 
Adams Geo (C) 
Adams R D (C) 
Adeal ft Parker (C) 
Abeam Chas 
Albisher Fred (C) 
Alexander ft Hughes 
Allen Fred (C) 
Almont ft Dumont 

(C) 
Altoun Grace (C) 
Amsterdam Quartette 

(O 
Anderson Vivian 
Archer ft Carr (P) 
Arlington Gene (C) 
Atkins Jack 
Austin Wm H (C) 

Baker Myron (C) 
Baldwin Thresa (C) 
Ballard ft Alberta 

(C) 
Barasford Mr 
Barber A L 
Barnes Blanches 
Barry Edwlna 
Bartee Al O (C) 
Bartlette Harry 
Batre Frank 
Bell A Henry (L) 



Bellamy W H (L) 
Bennett Lura (C) 
Berger Edgar 
Berrett J (L) 
Berry Alice 
Belts ft Fowler 
Uevan Alex (C) 
Black Jas E (P) 
Blair W J 
Blanchard Evelyn W 

(C) 
Boidens The (C) 
Bowman Chas (C) 
Bremer Dave 
Brewster Nellie 
Brooks Corney 
Browder Inez 
Burkhardt Chas J 
Burrell Jlmmle (C) 
Burton ft Burton 

Cadwell A A (C) 
Cain Blllie 
Cameron Ella 
Campbell Jack 
Campbell Geo 
Campbell Flo (I,) 
Carmen Helen (C) 
Carney Don (C) 
Carter Chaa B (C) 
Case C M (C) 
Cass Maurice (C) 
Cassady Eddie (C) 



Cell Chas (C) 
Chartre Sisters (C) 
Chevalier A (L) 
Christie Will (C) 
Christine Little (C) 
Cladlus ft Scarlet 
Clawson S H (C) 
Claye Richard (P) 
Clerlse Ethel 
Clifford Wm 
Cogswell Sarah L 

(C) 
Collins Norma 
Collins Norma (C) 
Collins W D (C) 
Colonial Duo 
Cooley May (C) 
Cooper Lew 
Covington Zellah 
Coxe Henry (C) 
Crockford Jessie S 

(F) 
Crolius Richard P 
Crotton Bros (C) 
Cull J (O 
Cunningham Al 
Cunningham ft Ross 

(L) 

Dahdau Saad (C) 
Dale Reba (C) 
Daley ft O'Brien (C) 
Daly Jas H (C) 
Daly J A (C) 
Daley ft Well (C) 
Darrah Chas (C) 
Darrell Trlxle (C) 
Darts Daring (C) 
Davis Hal (C) 
Dawson Samuel (C) 
Dazle Mile 
Day Carlta (C) 
DeAubrey Aurora 
DeBalesttler Animals 

Defrejl Gadran (S 

F) 
DeFord Vera 
Dekum Frank (C) 
Delger W H (P) 
Delno Fred (C 
DeLong W P 
DeLoris John 
Dennis Ada (C 
Densmore Vivian 
Dermont Arthur (C) 
Devoe Pasquellna 

< C) 
Devlin Jas S 

Dlerick Bros 

Dewlne & Williams 

Donovan & Arnold 

Doughertys Musical 

(C) 

Dunbar Blllie (C) 

DuPars Dancing (C) 

Dwyer Nellie (C) 

Eagon ft Austin (C) 

Earl Leon a 

Early ft Laight (C) 

Earle Delia 

Earle Frank (S F) 

Edward Dandy (L) 

Edwards ft Glenwood 

(C) 
Elaine Mable (C) 
Elolne Mabel 
Elona (C) 
Ely W E 
Emerson ft Summers 

(C) 
Ethella Vlvi (C) 
Excela ft Franks (C) 

Falls Billy A 
Fando Mabelle 
Farnub Dick 
Fay Flossy 
Fay Mrs H (C) 
Fay ft Kirsnon (C) 
Feeley Mickey (C) 
Flnley Willie (S F) 
Fisher Harry 
Fisher Wm 
Fitzgerald ft O'Dell 

(C) 
Flanagan ft Fuguet 
Flower Cora (S F) 
Flynn Earl (C) 
Folsom Gertrude (C) 
Forde Gertrude (C) 
Forsythe Hattie 
Fougere ft Emerson 
Fowler Lem (C) 
Fowler Levitt (C) 
Francellas Great (C) 
Francis Milton 
Franks Chas ft Lil- 
lian (C) 
Fregoli Mile (C) 
French Bert 
Fritz Leo (C) 
Froman Mr (C) 
Frye Thos E 
Fuller Bert (C) 
Fuller Gloria 

Gallagher Ed 
Garfield Frank 
Garrett Sam (C) 
Gehan Herbert 
Gent M (L) 
George Maude (P) 



Gillette Marie 
GllUhan Earl (C) 
Gllson Lottie 
Gllsen Lottie (C) 
Girard ft Gardner 
Glenwood ft Chan- 

ning 
Goell J J (C) 
Gordan Max (C) 
Grady T J (C) 
Cranberry ft LaMon 

(C) 
Grant Virginia 
Gray .ft Peters 
Green Veno 
Greene John 
Gregory F L (L) 
Gregory Frank 
Gross Wm (C) 
Gypsy Girls Amer- 
ican (C) 

Hagan Mr and Mrs 
Hamlin Frank (C) 
Hansen Louise 
Harlow Jack (C) 
Harris ft Proy 
Hathaway Anna (C) 
Havel O'Brien 
Hawkins Jack (C) 
Hawley Frank W 
Hayes George Harris 

(C) 
Hayea Sully (C) 
Haynes Sisters (C) 
Healy Agnes (P) 
Healy Dan (C) 
Heath Bobby 
Heron Gertrude 
Hewitt Rush (C) 
Hlckey W H 
Hill H P (C) 
Hlrshorn Emma (C) 
Hoefllng Bella (L) 
Holland Violet 
Holtman Dick (S F) 
Hornbrooks Bronchos 

(C) 
Howard May (C) 
Hoyt ft MacDonald 
Hudson Leon (L) 
Hunter John 
Huntress (C) 



Inglis Gus (C) 



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Jackson Harry 

Kate 
Jackson C H (C) 
James Chester (C) 
.larvls Frank 
Jarvls Fred (C) 
Jarvls ft Martyn 
Jennings Will 
Johnson Rose (C) 
Johnson Honey (C) 
Jolson Al 
Jones Alfred (C) 
Jordans Flying 
Julance Harry (C) 



Kasbl Katsa (C) 
Kaufman Will G (C) 
Kearns Jack (C) 
Keller Fred (C) 
Kellerher Maurice 

(C) 
Kelso Louis (C) 
Kirk Ethel (C) 
Knapp Chas 
Kohler Grace (C) 
Kroneman Evald (C) 
Kuls Jack A 
Kurtz Lizzie (C) 
Kwell B F 

LaCount Dessle 
LaCrandall L (C) 
Ladleux Chas (C) 
Lambert (L) 
LaMonn The (C) 
Lnng Geo K (C) 
LaRose Chas 
Laurent Marie (C) 
La Vina Walter (P) 
La Zetta Anita 
Lea Mark 
Leavltt Vlrgle 
Lcavitt Harry 
Lee Irene 
Lehman L (C) 
Leon Ed (C) 
Leonard & Ellis (C) 
Leonart Harry 
Leroy .lark 
I^slle Ollle (C) 
Lester Great 
Lester & Moure (C) 
Levlene Edward 
LewlH & Lloyd 
Llghthawk Earle (C) 
Livingston Murray 
Lol Dnnlta (C) 
Ixirralns & Dudley 

(C) 
Lyman Twins (C) 
Lynch .Julia 
Lynch Hazel 

Mark Chas (C) 
Mack «fc Murray (C) 
Mackay J Wallace 
Macomber Geo 
Maddox Richard 
Mankln (C) 



Mann Danny 
Mann Nat 
Manning Sisters 
Maragno Chas (C) 
Mariner Mrs 
Marseilles The (C) 
Marsh B W (C) 
Marshall Sellna (C) 
Martyne Mrs 
Matthews Bobby 
May Alice 
Mayers J (L) 
Maynard Dot (C) 
Mazon Bert (C) 
McCaffrey Hugh (C) 
McCann Mr ft Mrs 

(C) 
McCracken Tom 
McCullough Carl (C) 
McDonald Jas (C) 
McGlolne Edna (C) 
McOraff Chas A (C) 
McGrath ft Yeoman 
Mclnerney J A 
McKee ft Ross 
McLallen ft Carson 

Melvln ft Duxbury 

(C > « 
Miles Ben 

Millers Juggling (C) 

Mitchell Abbie 

Mitchell Ethel (C) 

Montrose Marie (C) 

Morena L (P) 

Morrow Wm K (C) 

Morton Josephine 

Morton Mildred 

Moss Mr (L) 

Murphy G A (C) 

Murphy Edward 

Murphy D Theo (C) 

Murray Tom 

Mykof M 

Nelvln Bert (C) 
Nelson A E 
Newell ft Nlblo (C) 
Nicholas Lew (C) 
Nichols Caroline (C) 
Nolan Geo F 

O'ConneTT C P J 
O'Dole Geo ft Althea 

(C) 
O'Nell M 
O'Nell Jack (C) 
Orvllle Victoria 
Osborne Elmer (C) 
Otto ft West (C) 
Owley ft Randall 

Packard Thad C (C) 
Paleau Will 
Palmer Jos (C) 
Pankleb Harry 
Pantzer Carl 
Paris Zlonel (P) 
Patterson Bros 
Patterson Flo 
Paull ft Kent (C) 
Paulus ft Long (C) 
Pellltler Dora 
Perkins E J (C) 
Pero ft Wilson (C) 
Personl Camille (C) 
Petroff (S F) 
Phasma (C) 
Phillips J 

Potter Harry (S F) 
Powers ft Pawling 
Prevett ft Melrell 
(C) 

Quealy Jas (C) 
Qulgley Ell (C) 

Rabnud Geo 
Rathbun Geo 
Rauch Frank 
Raymond ft Harper 
Reed O C (C) 
Rees Tommy (C) 
Reld Florence (C) 
Reiff Geo 
Relnhard Wm (C) 
Rhodes Mr (C) 
Rich Geb F (C) 
Rlesncr ft Gore (C) 
Rlgby Arthur 
Riley Wm J 
Rlpp Jack (S F) 
Rlpp Jack (O) 
Robinson Alice (C) 
Roeberg Edw (C) 
Rogers Will 
Romaln Julia (C) 
Romany Opera Co 

(C) 
Rome & Mayo 
Ronra Dora 
Rose Jimmy (C) 
Rose Art l T (C) 
Ross Fred (S F) 
Roth T (C) 
RucHhchling Geo 
Russell Mr (C) 



Ruslnskl Malks (C) 
Ryder Mrs O W 

Samaceod M (C) 
Santell Great (C) 
Saunders Chalk 
Savage ft DeCrotean 
Schwab ft Knoll (P) 
Scott Geo W 
Scott ft Wilson (C) 
Selley Mayme (C) 
Shannon Hazel (C) 
Shelby Hazel (P) 
Sherman Charlotte 

(C) 
Shield A Root 
Shields Great (C) 
Shilts One (C) 
Slmms N (L) 
Slack ft Thorne 
Smith Jaa H (C) 
Smith Captain Jack 

IC> 
Smith Sue 

Smith ft Fowler (C) 
Spencer Dennis 
Stafford Frank 
Stark ft Ryan (C) 
Starr ft Rlebe 
Starr Lillian 
Startup Harry (C) 
Steele Carl (C) 
Steele ft McMaaiers 

(C) 
Sterling Lillian 
Sterlings The (C) 
Stlllman Sue 
Stone Belle (C) 
Suglmoto S (C) 
Sullivan Mayme 
Sully ft Hussy (C) 
Suzanne Princess 

(C) 
Syretae Geo (C) 

Tanaka Kin (C) 
Tanna Augustus 
Tannehlll Edward 

(C) 
Tannehlll Edward W 

(S F) 
Taylor Adamlnl 
Temple D (L) 
Templeton R (L) 
Terry Wm 
Thompson Violet (C) 
Tracy Julia Ray- 
mond 
Trent Zlla (C) 

Ullne Arthur (C) 

Valmore Louis (C) 
Vaster ft Merle (C) 
Van £leve Denton ft 

Pete (C) 
Van Hout Jan (C) 
Van Mlgltno 
Van Ruth (C) 
Van Wormer (8 F) 
Venetian Street Mu- 
sicians (8 F) 
Viola Helene 
Vivian Leon 

Wakefield Wllla Holt 
Walllnsley Frank 

(C) 
Webber Florence (P) 
Wood ft Lawson (C) 
Woods Maurice 
Wright Lillian 
Walter L B (C) 
Ward ft Harrington 

(D 
Warner John L. 
Warren ft Francis 

(C) > 

Waters Frank (C) 
Watson Sammy 
Webber Chas D (C) 
Welch Joe 
Wells Maxlne (C) 
Wells Richard (C) 
Werner Steve (C) 
West Ford (C) 
West May 
Weston Bert 
Wheeler Lew (C) 
Wheelock Chas 
Wboleln Joe 
Wlensteln Ed 
Wlesberg Frank (C) 
Wiggins Bert (S F) 
Wills & Collins 
Withers Jack <C) 
Wlthro Nancy (S F) 
Wlthro Nancy (C) 
Wood Rosy Heinz 

Zelonko Mike 
Zenell Bennle II (8 

F) 
Zcrrell Ilennett (8 

F) 
Zlska & Saunders 

(C) 



. STRASSMAN 

Attorney, 888 Broadway, New York. 
Theatrloal Claims. Advice Free 



HAD TOOPEN ANOTHER NEW STORE 

The theatrical trade has outgrown us again end we have to open another new store to 
take care of It It's right In the heart of things— at the head of Long Acre Square, almost 
opposite the clubrooms of the White Rats. This store will allow us to give you still better 
service. 

Have you seen the new steel fittings on the XX Trunks T We have outgrown the annealed 
cast Iron, which the best of the old-fashioned heavy canvas-covered wood trunk manufac- 
turers use. 



WILLIAM BAL, Inc. 

SEND FOR CATALOGUE V. BUILDERS OF 

1578 BROADWAY AND 710 SEVENTH AVENUE, NEW YORK 



BAL 



PUFEIMMaL 

v. 

TRUNKS 



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REPRESENTATIVE ARTISTS 



CHARLES AHEARN 




"THE RACING MAN*' 

PAT CASEY. Agent 

CH AS. F. SEMON 

"THE NARROW FELLER" 

THE BROWNIES co° 



fl 



Presenting 
A ROARING FARCE. 

THE WAR 18 OVER" 

TOM BRANTFORD, Manager. 



MR. MANAGER- 

A Few T's to Fs You- 

When you see the advert of 

HE GOLD DUST 
TWINS 




•f 
UK 




ERRY TWINS 



he Terry Twin art 
aaliwuf 



•est to year Theatre 
aereaikttfcea 

aey rwiat ia Urn «erM 
Mattel Teat. 



Wilfred Clarke 

A New Fare* "THB DBAR DEPARTED." In Rehearaal. 1411 Uf MMsU Of M™ York 
8KETCHB8 on hand or written to order. ■•* «• **UI Ol., NEW IUIK 

PPY COMEDY CIRCUS 

Im Eel j^\> DOCS, CATS, PONIE8 and 
THE HOMELIEST. MEANEST AND WISEST OLD MDLE IH THE WORLD 

Booked Solid Until November, W. V. M. A. Time. 

PAUL DURAND, Agent, Longacre Bldg., Timea Square, New York. 



THE OKU R AS 




MARVELOUS 
JAPANESE 

FOOT 
JUGGLERS 



BALANCERS 

Elegant Ward- 
robe and Stage 
Settings. 

Booking for 
coining season. 

Address: 1765 
Clyboarn Ave., 
Chicago. 



A RIOT OF LAUGHTER, 
THE CREATIVE COMEDY COUPLE, 

CUNNINGHAM 
MARION 

In an Acrobatic Talkfest 

AL. SUTHERLAND. Manager. 
HOWARD HBRRICK. Preaa RepreaenUUve. 



AND 



GUY 



FRANCES 



RAWSON AND CLARE 

"JUST KIDS" in "YESTERDAYS" 

NEXT WEEK (SEPT. 11). JOSE, SAN JOSE, CAL. 
Just completed the Butterfleld Circuit— A Big Hit 




VERA 



ARRETT and 




ARTHUR 

ARLE 



Playing Interstate Circuit. 



A BIO hit at LITTLE Rock thia week. 



HARRY TATE'S C° 

FISHING MOTORING 



New York 
England 
Australia 
Africa 




The Female Ventriloquiel Wonder 

HILDA HAWTHORNE 

Not only dainty and refined, but exceedingly clever and divert ng 
BIG HIT AT NEW BM6HTM THEATK THIS WEEK. MrtettM. AL SUTNEIUMO 



THOMAS 



GORDON 



JOHN 



Neary, 



Bliss 



and 



Ross 



IN 



DANCING 



I 



99 



SLIPPING ALONG NICELY Something a little different from the rest. A real novelty In the dancing line. Direction. ALBERT SUTHERLAND 



Colossal S«J9?s§ j. RADIE FURMAN 

This week (Sept. 0). Majestic. Milwaukee. Next Week (Sept. 1 2). Majestic, Chicago First American Eataieaiti ia 3 years. Ei Oaats. Oraam Circai 



SENSATIONAL HIT everywhere. TALK OF EVERY TOWN. POSITIVELY the ONLY JAPANESE Ever PROVING a BOX- 
OFFICE ATTRACTION on the PACIFIC COAST as. ESPECIALLY in the CITY of SAN FRANCISCO 

HARRY TSUDA 

ORIGINAL and SENSATIONAL PREMIERE EQUILIBRIST 

BOOKED SOLID SEASON 1910 11 United Tim*. Wait and St.. Management JAMES E. PLUNKETT 




LAMB'S 
ANIKIN 



Sept. 5— Crystal, Milwaukee 
Sept. 12-BIJou, Oshkosh. 



fl-Q-0 




Wnea anawerlng adVerUaamenta kindly mention VAaUflTY. 



Direction NORMAN FRIEDENWALD, Chicago 



VARIETY 



4i 



Now Booking from 

Coast to Coast 



WILLIAM MORRIS 



INCORPORATED 



NEW YORK 
American Music Hall Building 



CHICAGO 

167 Dearborn Street 



SAN FRANCISCO 
Monadnock Building 



B08TON 
413 Washington Street 



NEW ORLEAN8 
Maison Blanche Building 



ACTS DB8IRINO TO PLAT THE NEW ENGLAND CIRCUITS COMMUNICATE WITH OUR BOSTON OFFICE. 



ERNEST EDELSTEN 

VARIETY AND DRAMATIC ASBNT. 

17 Greea St.. Leleseter Sqairt, LONDON 

Sol* BepreseatatlTe, 

John Tiller's Oompaslea Walter O. Kellj 

Little Tick meson 

Always Vacancies for Good Acts 

Hammerstein's 



Victoria 



AMERICA'S MOST 
FA MOUS VARIE- 
TY THEATRE. 

OPEN THE YEAR AROUND. 



Vaudeville Headliners 
as* Good Standard Acts 



If yes have as opoa wook 70m waat to Sll at 
short Botloo, writs to W. L. DOCK8TADBR, 
GARRICX THEATRE. WILMINGTON. DEL. 

Cob olooo Saturday night and moko any city 
oaot of Cnloago to opoa Monday night 

La Cinematografia Italiana 

-i§- 
ITALYS LEADING PAPER 

FOR THE 

Animated Pictire A PhtMtrash Business 

PUBLISHED FORTNIGHTLY. 

tt-M large eases. • aallllass per annan (tl.ef). 

Bdltor-Prop'r : Prof. OUALTIERO I. FABRI, 

la Via Arclroocorado. Torino, IUly. 



BRENNAN'S AUSTRALIAN 
VAUDEVILLE CIRCUIT 

JAMES BRBNNAN, Solo Proprietor. 

WANTED: FIRST-CLASS BPBCIALTY ACTS. 

FARES ADVANCED from Vancouvar, Canada. 

SIXTEEN SUCCESSIVE WEEKS. 

FARES and BAOOAOB PAID by tho manage- 

meat from time of arrival until departure from 

Aaetralla. ONE PERFORMANCE AT NIOHT ; 

MATINEES, WEDNESDAYS. SATURDAYS 

AND HOLIDAYS. NO SUNDAY WORK. FlTe 

per cent commission charged on all contract*. 

Only address, 

JAS. C. BAIN, Oeneral Manager, 

National Amphitheatre, Sydney, Australia. 

Cable Address. PENDANT. 

HYDE & BEHMAN 

AMUSEMENT COMPANY 

Temple Bar Building, Brooklyn N. Y. 

STAR THEATRE Brooklyn 

QAYETY THEATRE Brooklyn 

OAYET Y THEATRE Pittsburg 

STAR AND GARTER Chicago 

ALWAYS OPEN TIME FOR FEATURE ACTS. 

%A\f A pes ss» ■■■ »% For Ous Sun's Own Acts 
WAW I CU SMALL CIRL8 

Height 5 ft. 3 In. limit. Who sing and dance, 
to work in singing and dancing spectacles. 

Character Comedians to fill following 
vacancies : 

SILLY KID--DACO--TOUCH--JEW 

MINSTtEL PEOPLE OF ALL MHOS, 
CM AIM UOE MAMATIC PtOOUCERS 

All must have good voices for chorus and 
solo work, forty weeks guaranteed. 

The Ous Sun Booking Exchange Company 
is not affiliated with the United Booking 
Offices of America. 

Address all communications to Jules Held 

GUS SUN PRODUCING CO. 

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO 



(New Sin Theatre) 



WANTED AT ALL TIME8 



I 






SHORT JUMPS. 

E9 CLANCY, Agency, 

206 Gaiety Theatre Building, New York City 

ARE YOU WORKING? 



Tel. JJJ? Biyant 



IP NOT, OET BUSY AND WRITE, CAN USE 



And Twenty Other Good Acts. About 6 Weeks' Nice Work. No Railroad Fare. 

Hm% fi n "t" nasi ^ l_l N N sO U 315 Land Tltle Building 

. BART ■flCnUvin. Br °* d *°* chestnut su , 



Philadelphia, Pa. 



MURRAY 



& JUN 



ALF. C. 



NEUTRAL BOOKING EXOHANOE OF AMERICA 

Suite 400, No. 120 Randolph St., Cor. Clark, Chicago. Tel. Randolph 215."). 

ARTISTS' PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES 

Acts Produced and Routed. Artists Booked and Managed. 

Personal Attention to All Clients. 

SEND OPEN TIME, With Immediate and PERMANENT Ad<1rras. 

Chicago Vaudeville Agents Book Over 200 Independent Weeks. 

Quaker City Vaudeville Agency 



(BILLY MECK'S NEW HEADQUARTERS) 



Llpplncott Bldg. (Suite 503-504), 44-46 N. 12th St.. Phila. 
ALTS OF ALL KINDS WANTED. MANAGERS WRITE IS. 

Booking Agent BILLY MECK. Manager. I 



WEIL. 



BERT LEVEY 

INDEPENDENT CIRCUIT VAUDEVILLE 



Acts desiring time oommnnlcata. Ad dres s No. 92 La Salle 8t, Chicago, 111. 
EXECUTIVE OFFIGB8: 144-100 POWELL STREET, San Francisco, Calif. 

WRITE OR WIRE QUICK. 



EUROPEAN OPTICA 

BERLIN. GERMANY 

RICHARD PITROT, 

Representative. 



Pantages Circuit 

MUDBIUE fHUTRES, Inc. 

ALEXANDER PANTAGES 

President and Manager 



OFFICES 
NEW YORK 
CHICAGO 
SAN FRANCISCO 
SEATTLE 
DENVER 



THE ENGLISH PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL 

Circulation guaranteed to be larger than that of any English Journal devoted to the Dra- 
matle or Vaudeville Professions. Foreign subscription, 17s. 44. per annum. 

THE STAGE 

NEW YORK AGENTS— Paul Tsuslg, 104 Bast 14th St, and Samusl French A Boas, M-M 
West 22nd Street. 

Artists visiting England are Invited to send particulars of their act and date of opening. 
THE STAGE Letter Box is open for the reception of their mall. 
IS YORK STREET, COVBNT GARDEN. LONDON. W. O. 

CHURCH'S BOOKING OFFICE 

STANDARD COMEDY ACTS. ETC. 
WRITE IN FOR TIME IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER. 
Room 1114-5-6. Carney Bldg.. Boston. Mass. ONLY WHITE RAT CONTRACTS. 

WANTED, BIG COMEDY AND NOVELTY FEATURE 

Acts to write or wire open time. Booking Thalia, Chicago ; Joltet, Bloomlngton, Ottawa, Elgin. 
Aurora, Btreator, Mattoon, 111. ; Waterloo, la., and other houses In Illinois, Indiana and Iowa. 

DOUTRICh'S BOOKING EXCHANGE gg^ffffSSftPSg^ 

Temple Theatrical Exchange 

E. P. CHURCHILL 
Rooms 907-8-9 Adams Express Bldg., 185 Dearborn St., CHICAGO 

CAN USE ACTS FOR IMMEDIATE AND LATER TIME 



CONFIDENCE 

PAUL TIUSIQ. Wss4. ttssmsip Am* 

114 E. HSt.J.Y. Td.2BEtt>ftttsst 



of your customers is required to build up a successful business. 
I have arranged STEAMSHIP accommodations 4 TIMES for 
Jean Clermont. Arnold De Blore, Jordan and Harvey, Alice 
Lloyd; 3 TIMES for Bellclalre Bros., Sam Elton, Imro Foi, W. 
C. Fields, Hardeen, Arthur Prince, etc. Let mo arrange YOUR 
steamship accommodations; also, railroad tickets. 

VAUDEVILLE ACTS 

The Griffin Vaudeville Circuit 

hooka more houses throughout CANADA than all othrr agents together. 

Playing nothing but the better class of acts for IMMEDIATE OR FUTURE TIME. 
Address the GRIFFIN VAUDEVILLE CIRCUIT, Variety Theatre Building, TORONTO, Can. 



THE 0. T. 
CRAWFORD 
BOOKING 
EXCHANGE 



WANTED 



Sensational act for Lemps' 
Carnival, Sept. 18th and 

25th. Also few more good Independent Showr, 

Easy terms. 

GOOD VAUDEVILLE ACT8 

WANTKI) AT ALL TIM KM 
We book the best houses in St. Louia. Write or wire. 

F. R. Stewart, Mor. «e»ei» Tkastn ties., St. Louis, Mo. 








ENDORSED BY EVERY REPUTABLE MANAGER AND PERFORMER THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY 

SHAYN 

THEATRICAL EXCHANGE AND BOOKING OFFICE 

167 DEARBORN ST., CHICAGO 

RJ |U| ftmO . Desirous of efficient service should communicate with I J.DT|CTQ> Going* West or coming East are requested to send complete 
MAR AULIfu . this office now All 1 10 1 . 



BOOKING EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE 



route, permanent address* salary, etc., at once 
VAUDEVILLE, BURLESQUE. FAIRS. CARNIVALS \M> CLUBS 

NOTE. ••Hill manatfe a limited number of eels exclusively 



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REPRESENTATIVE ARTISTS 



THB VBNTRLLOQUI8T WITH A 
PRODUCTION 

ED. F. 

REYNARD 

Presents Beta Dewberry and Jawn Jawnson In 
"A MORNING IN HICK8VTLLB." 

Direction JACK LEVY 

Mr. and Mrs. 

Gene Hughes 

Permanent address. 601 W. 135th it. New York 
'Phone 6060 Mornlngslds. 



BLLIS 



MONA 



BLAMPHIN and HEHR 



The ChampiM Sitters ef 



Tin Best Mental Bsietstn fa tso*f Be 

Sam J. Curtis ■* Co, 

MILODY AND MIRTH 

In the Original "SohoolAot." 




Revised and elaborated Into a screaming 
■ueceee 

All oar muelo arranged by Oeo. Botsford. . 
FOR 8ALE 

WIGGINS FARM 

Apply to THE CHADWICK TRIO 

Stuart Barnes 



MUSICAL 




KLEISS 



4 



Foremost family of lnitrnmentallita. A real 
eorelty In vaudeville, Introducing the young- 
eat child musicians ever presented on any 
stage. A musical act that never falls to please 
the most discriminating audience. 

Just finished successful engagement of twelve 
weeks at Young's Million Dollar Pier, Atlantic 
City. N. J. 

f trasses* aaarsas. 1C7 Tbjsms St.. Baltasort. Mi. 



JOCK 
McKAY 

SCOTCH COMIC 

(2l tt Mac) 

Arrived safe and am 
reatinu after a holiday. 

Watch the wee red-nosed 
comic 

COM. BENTHAM 




>vm\**; » I*, 

.■.-,."•.51 

!■ W* +. 



may 



It Isn't the name that makes the act- 
It's the act that makes the name. 




THB KINO OF IRELAND 

JAMES B. DONOVAN 

AND 

RENA ARNOLD 

QUEEN OP VAUDEVILLE 

DOINO WELL, THANK TOU. 

Director and Ad riser. King Pat Casey 




"Wir Leneo Denfsch Sprechen 
Diese Woche" 

Einen Tag in Antwerp, elnen Tag in Dus- 
seldorf, Frankfurt. Tonight we take in a 
German Circus. Ach Gott!! and Gee Whiz!! 
Vas is los mit "de Yanks." 

The trip down the Rhine sure is all to the 
Wine and Lager. 

VARDON, PERRY and WILBER 

Lottie Bellman 

Address care VARIETY, London. 



J. LOUIS 



JEANNE 



INTZ and PALMER 

"THE OTHER HALF." 

A Classy Singing and Talking Comedietta. 

An Original Playlet In "ONE" by Louis Weslyn 

Marshall P. Wilder 

ATLANTIC CITY. N. J. 

Bell 'Phone 106. 



jflJMjj] 




The BRETON RUNKEL CO. 
Presenting "The Isle of Laughland." 



MAX 



GRACE 



Ritter >« Foster 

ACROSS THE POND 
Address care VAUDEVILLE CLUB 

08 Charing Cross Road, London. Bng. 

RAMESES 

THB EGYPTIAN MYSTIC 

In "THE EGYPTIAN TEMPLE OF MYSTIC/' 

Orpheum Circuit. U. 8. A. 

Business Representative, WILL COLLINS, 
London, England. 



Gartelle Bros. 

Introducing Singing. Danelng and 

SKATORIALISM 

Direction JAMBS B. PLUNKBTT. 
HtMEl B. sttMOEflTE 

Mason m Keeler 



Address: Max Hart, Putnam Bldg., New York. 




GAVIN PLATT 
PEACHES 

Season Booked 
No. 7 Hawthorne Ave.. Clifton, N. J., L Box 140 

Ed FENNEL 
Lena TYSON 

This Is NOT 

Grace Tyson 

But Her Sister 



LENA 



A Tip-Top Boy, 
Who? 

Lena Tyson 

Playing 
Orpheum Time 

M. S. BENTHAM, 

Manager 




THOSE 3 NIFTY GIRLS 

BBBfiSBB^K 




MYRTLE VICTORINE 

AND THB 

TWO ZOLARS 

VAUDEVILLE'S CLASSIEST "OIRL ACT." 
Pantagae Circuit, Sixth Annual Tour. 

Orifinal HULA ! HULA ! Dates 

TOOTS PAKA 

PAKAS HAWAIIAN TRIO 

Representative. PAT CA8BY 



BILLIE 

REEVES 




THB ORIGINAL DRUNK 

FOLLIES OF 1910. 

THIRD SEASON. 

Management MR. F. ZIBOFBLD. JR. ■OS-US-lf 

Sept 6. Colonial, Chicago 

BARRY m W0LF0R0 

! HOME ON THE HILL 

Open in Sept. with a New' Act in Oho. 

At the Song Booth. 

JAMES B. PLUNKETT, 

Smart Rap; 




DR. 
CARL 



HERMAN 

Now Flaying United Time. 

Agent. PAT CABBY 



DICK 



KATHRYN 

FARNUM .nd DELMAR 

The Boob (Per.Ad.Vaad.Ooam.C1.> Prisma Dona 




BOTHWELL BROWNE 

Topping the bill at Keith's, BoBton, this 
week (Sept. 5). 




EDWARD S. KELLER Booker. 
HOWARD HERRICK, Press Afent, 



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NUMBER 



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VARIBTY 



CHESTERFIELD 

AT SAN FRANCISCO 

"Chronicle." 
ORPHEUM. 

There are some who will say 

and with their 

sketch are the headliners. 

Possibly. But a certain beautiful snow- 
white horse named Chesterfield should 
not be overlooked when the laurel 
wreaths are handed round. 

Chesterfield, the beautiful, has most 
wonderful control of his muscles. With 
the aid of Miss Rose Royal, he assumes 
and holds poses which would tax the 
ability of most any human being. 

If you can imagine* an athletic, acro- 
batic horse, as dainty as a danseuse. 
you will have somewhat of a picture of 
Chesterfield. He's a lovable oreature 
for his understanding and his beauty. 

CHESTERFIELD 

AT LOS ANGELES 

"Record." r 

But the next number was absolutely 
perfect in this respect, for it was so 
clean it was white — the horse, the har- 
ness, the lady and her trappings were 
spotless and a number of poses were 
given that deserved the terms artistic 
and refined. There was nothing of the 
Mrcus atmosphere either about the horse 
or the lady, but there was a gentleness 
and refinement that put it in a class by 
itself. 



ALBEE, WEBER 



EVANS 






* 



PRESENT 



. 



Miss ROSE ROYAL 



•» - 



AND HER BEAUTIFUL SNOW-WHITE 
ARABIAN POSING AND STATUE HORSE 






CHESTERFIELD 

FIRST TIME IN THE EAST 



. 






CHESTERFIELD 

AT DENVER 

"News." 

The one flawless piece of beauty on 
the bill is Chesterfield, the posing and 
statue horse of Miss Rose Royal. A 
beautiful white, Chesterfield has the art 
of posing down pat, and If the audience 
did not grow enthusiastic over some of 
his poses, it was not his fault. 

! CHESTERFIELD 

AT KANSAS CITY 

"Journal." 

Miss Rose Royal and her most wonder- 
ful white Arabian posing stallion, "Ches- 
terfield," made a big hit. Standing alone 
on the stage the animal posed Into many 
difficult positions, always standing like 

' a marble statue. The most remarkable 
pose is "The Dead Charger." in that 

1 the horse lies flat on its back with Its 
legs drawn up characteristic of a dead 

' horse. Miss Royal, in white soldier uni- 
form, also poses some with her pet 

CHESTERFIELD 

AT SIOUX CITY 

"Journal." 

Chesterfield, a pure white horse, does 
some pretty posing. In one picture, this 
big equine lies flat on his back and does 
gymnasium exercises with his upturned 
feet. He poses in the spotlight before 
a velvet cushion and the audience ap- 
plauds Its admiration. 

CHESTERFIELD 

AT ST. LOUIS 

"Republic." 

Rose Royal and her posing horse Ches- 
terfield is the remarkable act of the week 
at the Columbia. The animal Is exploited 
in seventeen difficult pictures or poses. 
It must have taken years to teach Ches- 
terfield to put his leg over his head, or 
to hold one position three minutes in 
the pathetic living picture called "The 
Dead Charger." The statue horse has the 
stage to himself in several pictures. He 
never moves. 

CHESTERFIELD 

AT NEW ORLEANS 

"Item." 

Miss Rose Royal's trained horse, 
"Chesterfield," is a wonderfully intel- 
ligent animal. His marble statuesque 
posings are marvelous. In some re- 
spects this was the best number on the 
bill. 



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CHESTERFIELD 

AT SIOUX CITY 

•News." 

Rose Royal and her trained horse, 
Chesterfield, run the head liner a elose 
raoe for first place. Chesterfield It pure 
white and does his posing amid a back- 
ground of black draperies which give a 
pretty effect. Miss Royal puts the ani- 
mal through some difficult stunts and 
does It In an artistic manner. It Is one 
of the best things on the bill. 



CHESTERFIELD 

AT MINNEAPOLIS 

"Tribune." 

A very fine number of tills week's bill 
Is Rose Royal's posing horse, Chester- 
field. The handsome animal actually ap- 
pears to catch the spirit of his work and 
he stands as still as thought he were in- 
deed white marble. 

CHESTERFIELD 

AT ST. PAUL 

"Pioneer-Preae." 

Without reflecting on any of the vari- 
ous clever performers It will not be un- 
fair to say, however, that perhaps the 
most popular of them all Is not a person 
at all, but "Chesterfield," the milk-white 
Arabian horse, a perfect specimen of 
his kind, and which, under the hand of 
his trainer, Miss Rose Royal. Is Just such 
a well-bred, gentlemanly, not to say 
brainy animal as his name would Indi- 
cate. The program describes the act as 
"artistic and refined" and neither ad- 
jective is misused. 

CHESTERFIELD 

AT ST. LOUIS 

"Globe-Democrat." 

(Opinion of Mr. Dodge, one of the best 
critics in the west.) 

AMERICAN. 

When an animal act is announced in 
connection with a vaudeville show old- 
timers are inclined to entertain the Idea 
that something ancient or puerile Is 
ahead. If you go to the American this 
week and see the performance given by 
Chesterfield's "Statue Horse" you will 
be convinced that the new things under 
the sun happen occasionally in the most 
unexpected ways. This beautiful white 
animal made the subject of a series of 
wonderful pictures, and there is never 
the impression that the dumb brute is 
made to make a living for another brute 
with superior cunning, as happens often 
In animal performances. There is a 
series of pictures— "The Dead Soldier," 
"The Wounded Horse," "The Dead 
Horse" and others, which are amazingly 
fine. 



CHESTERFIELD 

AT SAN FRANCISCO 

"News Letter." 

THE ORPHEUM. 

The bill this week at the Orpheum is a 
mixture. The best actor on the bill is 
a four-footed one. "Chesterfield." a pure 
white steed, gives a really remarkable 
performance. His posings are all out of 
the ordinary, and he is in a class by 
himself. Miss Rose Royal, his trainer, 
effectively assists in many of the groups. 
It is somewhat of a new departure, too, 
to show off a beautiful animal between 
gorgeous plush curtains, and with sur- 
roundings that savor of the drawing room 
instead of the stable, and the noble beast 
certainly seems at home in his luxur- 
ious surroundings. It is the best ani- 
mal act the circuit has shown us for 
some time. 



CHESTERFIELD 

AT LOUISVILLE 

"News." 
There are horses and horses, some of 
them well trained and some of them 
better trained, but If there are any quite 
the equal of Miss Rose Royal's handsome 
white charger, "Chesterfield," they have 
not been seen in Louisville. 



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INCREASED CAPITALIZATION 

STRENGTHENS MORRIS CIRCUIT 



New theatrical men reported Interested. Cox-Rhlnock-Loew 

suspected. " Stronger than ever " 
says William Morris. 



A report Thursday that the Morris 
Circuit (William Morris, Inc.), had 
increased its capital stock $250,000, 
was confirmed by William Morris, who 
replied to a question as to the strength 
of the Circuit with the new money that 
it was "stronger than ever." 

No information would be given by 
Mr. Morris as to the interests the ad- 
ditional capital is represented by. The 
report "suspected" that the George 
B. Cox, Jos. L. Rhinock and Marcus 
Loew crowd had become interested. 
Mr. Loew has been rumored as a re- 
source for Morris over the summer. 
Though this has been denied by Mr. 
Loew the statement was not accepted 
literally. 

It is the "dope" that Cox, Rhinock, 
et. al., have "come forward" to place 
the Morris Circuit in a position where 
it may continue the original plan of 
procedure laid out. 

With the present list of bookings 
and booking connections Morris has, 
and the increased capitalization, 
vaudeville people say the circuit is in 
excellent shape. 

A portion of the added capital is in 
the form of preferred stock, it is re- 
ported, and the Cox people investment 
may be represented by "dummies" on 
the certificates issued. 

Loew is rumored to have been the 
man who brought in the others, Rhi- 
nock being a stockholder in the Loew 
Consolidation Enterprises. The Mor- 
ris capital stock increase, and the 
Loew connection has aroused wonder- 
ment once more over Loew's easy con- 
cession with Percy G. Williams, where- 
by first class vaudeville bills in the 
two uptown Loew houses were aban- 
doned. 

It is also said that the move to 
bring in additional money into the 
business may have been made by Mor- 
ris as a necessary step to inform Mar- 



tin Beck and Morris Meyerfeld that 
the Morris Circuit was not dependent 
upon any proposed support from them 
through an amalgamation. 



OSCAR'S SON MARRIED. 

Wednesday, Arthur Hammerstein, 
manager of his father's Manhattan 
Opera House, married Mrs. Grace L. 
Wier Hoagland, in New York. It is 
Mr. Hammerstein's second matrimo- 
nial venture. 



TAKES THE TEAM. 

Max Rogers and William Kolb have 
signed as a team with the Shuberts 
for a future production. Kolb was 
formerly of Kolb and Dill, Pacific 
Coast comedians. 



DOUBLE "CUT OUT." 

Chicago, Sept. 15. 

Monday at the American, Mr. and 
Mrs. Frank Daniels appeared in the 
afternoon to take the place of Keogh 
and Francis, delayed until the evening 
show. The audience thought Frank 
Daniels was the real fellow, and stood 
for him before the act opened. After, 
the house shooed the pair ofT the 
stage, and the management showed 
them the way out of the theatre. 

Not satisfied, Mr. and Mrs. Daniels 
contracted for the Monroe, a 10-20 on 
the South Side. They opened and 
closed Monday evening in that theatre. 



PAUL CONCHAS RETURNING. 

In March, next, Paul Conchas, the 
heavy-weight juggler, will return to 
America, after a long absence. 1I*» 
has signed a contract to play eight 
weeks on the Morris Circuit, com- 
mencing March 13. 



HAMMERSTEIN'S SIGNS CHRISTY. 

Christy Mathewson is to be seen in 
vaudeville at Hammerstein's for one 
week beginning Oct. 24. The star 
twirler of the Giants will have a 
sketch called "Curves," written for 
him by Bozeman Bulger. 

In the act he will be assisted by a 
girl on whom the greater part of the 
acting will depend. Mathewson may 
try a song and dance in the sketch. 



$1,500 DIDN'T TEMPT. 

Christie McDonald, soon to be seen 
in a musical comedy under the man- 
agement of Werba & Luescher, is re- 
ported to have turned down ten weeks 
at $1,500 weekly offered her by the 
United Booking Offices. 



ABIE'S PICTURE SHOW. 

All the Hammersteins are mana- 
gers now. If not all, only Abraham 
Lincoln Hammerstein is missing from 
the family managerial roll call. Abie 
will be there soon. He admits he is 
going to become a manager. 

The site is around West 55th street, 
and the policy will be a picture show 
entertainment. Abie says there is 

money in the picture business. He saw 
George Spoor driving an automobile 
once, and Spoor makes the pictures. 



TAKES A PANTO. 

Chicago, Sept. 15. 
For the first time the Churchill cir- 
cuit has engaged a Molasso panto- 
mime. "Paris by Night" will appear 
at the Churchill house, Grand Rapids, 
Oct. 3. 



FULTON CHANGES OCT. 10. 

The Fulton, Brooklyn, will change 
its policy Oct. 10, recommencing on 
that day with high class vaudeville 
bills from William Morris. This was 
the statement made at the Morris office 
this week, confirmed by William Trim- 
born, manager of the Fulton. 

I'p to that date, the Loew Circuit 
will continue to play a "pop" vaude- 
ville show on percentage, as it has 
done since the house stopped its Mor- 
ris bookings late in the spring. 



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SALARY TROUBLE SETTLED. 

The possibility of a strike by the 
stage hands is now a thing of the 
past, the managers having through 
the union committee, made certain 
concessions to the crews that were 
accepted at a general meeting of the 
union, held at the New Amsterdam 
Hall last Sunday afternoon. 

The general summing up of the 
concessions made by the managers 
means that they have obtained ad- 
vances ranging from $3 to $5 a week, 
making a total advance of about 21 
per cent. 

The Morris management was the 
first, through Ed. Bloom, of all the 
vaudeville managers in the Greater 
City to make a proposition to the 
union that was at all satisfactory, all 
of the others, with the exception of 
P. G. Williams, followed suit. 

In the vaudeville houses the depart- 
ment heads sacrificed their chance* for 
advances in salary so that Ibeir men 
would have a greater opportunity of 
having their demands granted, and as 
a result of this the "grips" in the ma- 
jority of the houses have' gotten in- 
creases, while the salaries of the 
carpenters remain the same. The 
propertymen and electricians obtained 
increases which amount to about 83 
cents a week. 

The "grips" in the Morris houses 
will receive, commencing with this 
week, $1.75 a performance as against 
$1.50 as heretofore. In accordance 
with the new scale the men will re- 
ceive, for 14 performances a week, 
with an extra half day pay for the 
Monday morning rehearsal, $26 a 
week, while their head only receives 
about $4 more for the same time. 

This scale has been indorsed by 
all the managers of vaudeville houses, 
with the exception of I*. G. Williams, 
who wants to make a flat salary of 
$25 weekly for all of his houses, the 
men to work 1 4 shows and attend the 
Monday morning rehearsal. 

The burlesque managers also have 
an offer which is under consideration 
of the union committee, and It is ex- 
pected that the former, Mr. Williams, 
and the committee will come to an 
agreement, that will be mutually sat- 
isfactory some time to-morrow. 



VARIETY 



"SUNDAY" MUDDLE CLEARING. 

The muddle over the "Sunday 
show" proposition and its bookings, 
which lately arose in New Lork, is 
clearing. 

Last Sunday the program for Wil- 
liam Fox's Academy was placed once 
again by the Pat Casey Agency. The 
agreement between Fox and the 
United offices, which once more per- 
mits "United acts" to play there, pre- 
cludes Fox from billing his shows 
above 14 th street. 

It was said Monday that Kraus' 
Olympic might discontinue its Sunday 
performances, though no credence was 
given this story. The upheaval in 
Sunday bookings commenced, it is 
said, when the booking for the Olym- 
pic (next door to the Academy) was 
handed over to Albee, Weber & Evans 
(of which firm the "Albee" r is a son 
of the Unlted's general manager). 

Sunday the Columbia and Grand 
Opera House commenced their Sunday 
season of vaudeville, with Feiber & 
Shea booking. 

The pleasant day affected attend- 
ance at all the local theatres, except- 
ing the Academy. 

Hurtig & Seamon opened their mu- 
sic Hall, Harlem, and the Metropolis, 
Bronx, with "Pop" concerts last Sun- 
day. The policy that has been ar- 
ranged for both houses at the present 
is six acts and pictures, at from 15 
to 50 cents. 

Among the other houses that were 
opened last Sunday was the Broad- 
way, Brooklyn, presenting Sunday 
performances under the management 
of the Loew Agency. 



ON JJEIl OWN TERMS. 

A cable was sent to Ethel Levey 
this week by Henry B. Harris, accord- 
ing to a report, that offers Miss Levey 
a starring tour over here on her own 
terms. 

Miss Levey is reported to have been 
informed by the manager she could 
open at the new proposed Harris- 
Lasky theatre on West 4 7th street 
early next year, in a piece to be select- 
ed by her. The cable said that if 
satisfactory, Mr. Harris would send 
a representative to the other side to 
make the necessary arrangements. 
Previous negotiations between Mr. 
Harris and Miss Levey fell through. 

Miss Levey is now at the Spa, Bel- 
gium. She will play on the other 
side during October, but expects to 
return to New York in November, and 
may take up the standing offer made 
by William Hammerstein of $1,500 
weekly for two weeks in vaudeville at 
the Victoria. Other vaudeville time 
is being sought, it is said, by her 
agent, M. S. Bentham. 

Mr. Bentham declines to say any- 
thing of Miss Levey's plans excepting 
that she has not remarried. Miss 
Levey asked him to deny that report, 
he added. 



COAST'S NEW TIER. 

Down on the Jersey coast a new 
pier is built on paper whenever the 
llshing is poor. The latest is to be 
at Long Branch, cost a million dol- 
lars, contain a music and convention 
hall, with R. Rosoff as the promoter. 



CROWDING SMALL TOWN. 

San Diego, Calif., Sept. 15. 

Vaudeville rumors are flying thick 
and fast, if the present plans of the 
Pantages interests and the Sullivan & 
Considine company materialize, there 
will be a merry vaudeville war as the 
Orpheum company is now booking a 
house there. Pantages had a repre- 
sentative looking at the Penwick the- 
atre site which Manager Drukker says 
he can have at a price. 

Sullivan & Considine, who take in 
the Queen, has announced they will 
give the theatrical situation closer 
scrutiny. The seating capacity of 
the Queen, which the S. & C. people 
acquired more than a year ago, is in- 
adequate and if not enlarged, a new 
house will be built. 



PRINCESS HAS OPENING. 

St. Louis, Sept. 15. 

The Princess with Dan S. Fishell 
managing, playing William Morris 
vaudeville, opened Monday, the big- 
gest event of its kind ever in the city. 

The first feature attraction at the 
Princess, "The Barnyard Romeo," is 
town talk. All the papers gave the 
new house a great "boost," and the 
verdict was that "Morris showed Mis- 
souri." 

Edward L. Bloom, general manager, 
of the Morris Circuit, came on for the 
opening. 

In "The Barnyard," honors were 
even until "The Mouse and Cat" dance 
when Adelaide and John J. Hughes 
"cleaned up." Mizzi Hojas, the Au- 
strian" soubret, scored. 



WANT PAULINE ON PERCENTAGE. 

The Loew Circuit is after Pauline, 
the hypnotist, to play its houses on a 
percentage dividing plan of the gross 
receipts. In the "small time" the- 
atres it is expected that Pauline will 
prove a sensational drawing card. To 
avoid the guarantee of the large sal- 
ary the Frenchman demands in his 
regular vaudeville engagements, the 
Loew managers believe the sharing 
scheme becomes the open door for 
the leading hypnotic act. 

Nothing has been heard from Pau- 
line in the matter. He is one of 
the best of showmen, on and off the 
stage, and if the proposition appeals 
to him, it will likely be accepted, the 
time being unlimited. 



NEW "JOLLY BACHELORS/' 

Syracuse, N. Y., Sept. 15. 

The new "Jolly Bachelors" show 
opened at the Weiting Monday. It 
will remain here for the full week, 
having the State Fair for opposition. 

Stella Mayhew and Lucy Weston are 
the leaders among the women. Billie 
Taylor, Al Leech and Roy Atwell are 
the principal men. Xed Wayburn 
came up to watch the first perform- 
ances. 

Miss Mayhew has pretty much the 
whole show to herself, seldom leav- 
ing the stage during the acts. 

The company will take a week of 
one night stands into Chicago, where 
it opens Sept. 2 5. 



WRITES OF "THE VULTURES." 

A new volume on the affairs of 
vaudeville is shortly to appear in the 
bookstalls. The author is Clivette, 
and the title, "The Vultures of Vaude- 
ville." 

The book will contain 500 pages. 
Between the covers will be recorded 
many transactions in the variety field, 
which the author believes will make 
interesting reading generally. 

Following the publication of the 
book, Clivette will issue a series of 
biographies of prominent theatrical 
men and women, in four volumes. 

Last week Clivette recovered a 
judgment against Manager Tebbitts, 
of Pittsfield, Mass. Clivette was can- 
celed upon five hours' notice at Pitts- 
field, following a week's engagement 
at the Plaza (William Morris'), New 
York. Tebbitts books his house 
through the United Booking Offices, 
which defended the case for him. 



AGAIN KELCEY AND SHANNON. 

Chicago, Sept. 15. 

Oct. 3 at the Majestic, Herbert Kel- 
cey and Effie Shannon will return to 
vaudeville in a new sketch, "The 
Woman and the Prince." 

It is about three years since Mr. 
Kelcey and Miss Shannon played in 
the varieties. The bookings, which 
runs at present for five weeks, was 
made through Agent Bentham of New 
York. The couple's salary for the 
reappearance is reported at $1,200 
weekly. 




GEORGE PRIMROSE. 

The famous and veteran minstrel la pictured above in a pose, printed for the first time. Mr. Primrose r» turned this week from his summer 
recreation at the Thousand Islands. With him on the St. Lawrence River were his dancing boy-i, taken there as the guests of the minstrel 
man. 

For the coming season, Mr. Primrose may play vaudeville. He has declined nil offers to head .1 blackface organization for the legitimate 
theatre*. Of great wealth, and rated as one of, If not the wealthiest professional, Mr. Primrose is not over desirous of returning to active 
duty, though In the best of physical health. 

He has prepared PRIMROSE'S MINSTRELS, a vaudeville turn running thirty minutes, and inav place this for the managers to nibble at. 
Another production Is "PRIMROSES DREAM OF DARKEYLAND," while thece are offers awaiting his decision for "OEOROE PRIMROSE 
AND HIS MINSTREL DANCERS" to return to the variety stage for a few week*? or the sea-on 

Mr. Primrose's name Is admittedly a valuable drawing card. The managers are asking for the latter act in which the minstrel himself ap- 
pears, to assure them of his presence, many acclaiming OEOROE PRIMROSE as the biggest male drawing card In the variety branch of the- 
atricals. 



VARIETY 



UNITED-ORPHEUM AGREEMENT 

REPORTED NEAR CLOSING STAGE 



Martin Beck and E. F. Albee said to have reached an under* 
standing. Beck-Morris negotiations hanging on. 

Wild stories afloat. 



The real vaudeville news of the 
week was to the effect that Martin 
Beck and E. F. Albee had agreed to 
agree. In furtherance of a mutual 
understanding It was said that "The 
Duma" or territorial agreement exist- 
ing between the United Booking Of- 
fices (Keith) and Orpheum Circuit 
would be renewed upon its expiration 
next December. 

All the leading managers in the 
United and Orpheum offices have been 
thawing out during the past few days. 
None walk around now as though con- 
cealing a knife, and a few have been 
looking pleasant of late. 

Authentic information of any un- 
derstanding reached could not be se- 
cured. Indications pointed strongly 
that way however, and they, along 
with "hearsay evidence," seemed to 
confirm that at least the heads of the 
two circuits had arrived at a point 
which permitted them to again address 
each other by their first names. 

E. C. Kohl, of Chicago, is rumored 
to have exerted some influence in the 
matter. Thursday Mr. Beck, Morris 
Meyerfeld, Jr., and Arthur Hopkins 
started westward, ostensibly on a tour 
of inspection, with perhaps Omaha as 
the farthest point to be made. Mr. 
Beck said they might remain away a 
month, or return next week. The 
party's first destination was Chicago, 
where Mr. Kohl was awaiting them. 

Meanwhile negotiations between the 
Orpheum people and William Morris 
have been kept up. For four or five 
days, each side was silent, waiting for 
the other to reopen the lead. This step 
was taken Wednesday, and a confer- 
ence held that afternoon. What it 
will result in is the veriest guess. The 
differences between Morris and Beck- 
Meyerfeld which have held up any 
amalgamation heretofore, was finally 
left to lawyers to decide. After the 
decision, the affair stood just where 
it had previously. 

It is said that if any agreement, be- 
tween Beck and Albee is on the way, 
Beck is proceeding with the Morris 
deal with the tacit consent of his 
friendly opponent, and as a business 
move to fortify the Orpheum Circuit. 

It appears to be pretty well Known 
by vaudevillains that Mr. Albee is of 
the present opinion that a peace pact 
all around is the best thing in sight. 
If it can be obtained. It is claimed that 
in one of the many conferences be- 
tween Messrs. Albee, Beck and Meyer- 
feld that Mr. Albee offered Beck any- 
thing he wanted in the event of a 
union between "the east and the 
west," even to an interest in and the 
direction of the United Booking Of- 
fices. 

The "street talk" of an "amalgama- 
tion" has led to some funny and wild 
rumors. Wednesday morning the 
vaudeville section of Broadway was 



agog with a story that the Orpheum 
Circuit bad washed all names off the 
door of its suite on the sixth floor of 
the Long Acre Building. Not alone 
had the Orpheum Circuit attended to 
this, but it had removed the directory 
from the hallway wall, broken off all 
relations with the United Booking Of- 
fices, and intended to leave the build- 
ing the same afternoon. In connec- 
tion with the disruption of the Or- 
pheum-United connection, the story 
had it that Pat Casey notified the 
United he would not book any further 
acts with that agency, and had aligned 
his booking office with the Orpheum. 
The facts were that Mr. Beck had 
ordered the directory sign taken down 
for the removal of the Anderson & 
Ziegler name from the list. Also 
that of John J. Murdock's. Mr. Beck's 
name on the door was removed from 
there some weeks ago when a change 
was made in the main office entrance. 
It was 4 p. m. Wednesday before 
Mr. Casey heard the report. He said 
that although on the sixth floor about 
ten times that day, he had failed to 
notice the removal of the directory. 
Casey laughed at the yarn, saying it 
had a little something on any he had 
heard yet. 

Another phrase of the same "street 
rumor" was that Mr. Casey would 
handle all the bookings for the Wil- 
liam Fox houses, removing them from 
the Joe Wood office to his own. Casey 
also disowned this report. He has 
been booking for some time the Sun- 
day vaudeville bills in Fox's Academy 
of Music. At the Joe Wood office, 
Mr. Wood said that anything might 
happen on the "small time." Ed. 
Kelley, Fox's representative in the 
Wood agency, denied all knowledge 
of any intention to leave. 

Any young man around the Long 
Acre Building nowadays, with little to 
do and a lively imagination, can 
change the map of vaudeville in thirty 
seconds. He can tell a yarn on the 
ground floor, and it will beat him up 
the elevator, besides starting all the 
telephones near Times Square on a 
record breaking run. 

The tale of the offices of the United 
Offices having been locked Wednesday 
morning, while a terrible wrangling 
went on inside among the managers 
were incidental to the main yarn of 
the Orpheum following this meeting 
by the removal of signs. 

A customary meeting of United man- 
agers was in session Wednesday fore- 
noon. The object of it from reports 
was to settle whether S. Z. Poli should 
use certain acts from the "blacklist" 
that he had settled upon. What was 
done did not become known. Poli 
has been pressed for features. There 
are several acts "blacklisted" by the 
United that the New England manager 
hopes to play. He is not alone among 
United managers in this hope. 



NEW CINCINNATI AGENCY. 

Cincinnati, Sept. 15. 

Walter Canfleld, George P. Kerl, 
and Will S. Sheridan have formed a 
company and opened a booking ex- 
change in the Mercantile Library 
Building. Mr. Canfleld was formerly 
manager of the Auditorium. Mr. 
Sheridan was for many years a black- 
face act on big time. 

For the present they are offering 
twelve weeks in this immediate 
neighborhood. Mr. Sheridan will 
have charge of the booking and rout- 
ing of the acts, and Mr. Canfleld will 
give his attention to securing houses. 



MIDGETS MAKING STORIES. 

London, Sept. 7. 

Upon the Bite of the burned expo- 
sition at Brussels will be erected a 
mammoth "Midget City." It will re- 
quire hundreds of the small people, 
who will be draughted from all parts 
of the world. 

The "City" can not be completed 
before nekt spring. It will be under 
the management of Tschuschke, a 
handler of the Lilliputians. 

Cincinnati, Sept. 15. 

Gerson's Midgets, now at the Cin- 
cinnati Festival, where they have 
scored a very big success, are due 
to have trouble in securing the fulfill- 
ment of their Shubert contract for the 
New York Hippodrome, according to 
a report. 

The Midgets have an agreement 
with the Shuberts for twenty weeks 
at $2,250 weekly, it is said. They were 
to have returned to the Hippodrome, 
following this engagement. 

The story is that the Shuberts claim 
the present lot of little people are 
not the same ones who previously 
played for them, and have declared 
the date off. A law suit may follow, 
but meanwhile Gerson has written a 
New York agent to look out for some 
other time for the act. 




DR. PERIN'S LOSSES. 

Dr. Carl Perln ("The Man Who 
Knows") lost a couple of things this 
week. One was his agent, and the 
other, this week's engagement at Ham- 
merstein's. 

Dr. Perin was billed during last 
week at Hanimerstein's to hold over 
for another period of seven days. To- 
ward the end of the first week's en- 
gagement, business sort of collapsed at 
"The Corner," not Improving over the 
earlier part of the week, when the 
weather was very warm. 

In addition Old Doc Perin 'had a 
habit of making disagreeable remarks, 
so William Hammerstein called the 
"hold over week" off. 

The other loss was Doc's agent, Al. 
Sutherland. Mr. Sutherland listened 
to his "act" spieling, and offered a 
few suggestions. The Doctor did not 
follow them. Mr. Sutherland resigned 
as representative. 

"The Masked Marvel," another 
vaudeville "feature," last week, closed 
the run at the American Saturday. To- 
wards the finish he was opening the 
show. At the commencement of the 
week's engagement, 'The Masked" 
ended the performance. 



THE GREAT ARIADNE. 

In thr pn-vailiiiK -'';m h fur " - • « 1 1 n t ) . i ; , u 
im-w " WILLIAM L LYKKN'S is pn |, ; ,r:n<.: n 
vaudeville ait vthirh \\>- a imi'Min ■• - ;< :: 
pUa^ini? ami sciiali'tnal pum-Mv. 

The priiiiipal is an iinpur' :i: \'>v. from IPrla- 
IY.-.;h. .1 l>. ;iiitiful voiiiiL' uil'. Kiiouii f I . • ■" - 

as -tub <;m:vr aim a dm-: • 

Pii-tuns of llic voinii; \\')in.i:i fully i-laMi-h 
)i«r i lalrn^ '<> l><aiily. wdiili. if \- - ;i i • 1 
urrally rnham'cd l»y a pii|Uan: aid <!i u'm : •> _• 
porsonaliry and a niamiifl<»nt .-npraii'i v u< , 
u> say nothing of n superb f!-rur<\ wliiHi. It i 
whisponvl. will Mn<l opportunity fn- .lj ;.; ;i \ 
in Mi.' at* 



LOTTIE GILSON DYING. 

Wednesday the physicians at Belle- 
vue Hospital pronounced Lottie Gilson 
in a precarious condition, with but a 
few da'ys of life at the most left to 
her. She was removed to the Hos- 
pital Monday, from 268 West 39th 
street. 

Within the past year Miss Gilson 
made two attempts to return to the 
stage where she had become a huge 
favorite in years passed. In Chicago 
she reappeared, fairly successful for 
a time, and repeated the attempt in 
New York. After a few weeks in 
each section, Miss Gilson dropped out 
of stent. It was reported at the time 
(hat ill health caused her withdrawal. 

In the early days of the forthcom- 
ing "variety-vaudeville" when Lottie 
(lilson was known as "The Little 
Magnet," she was one of the big va- 
riety stars of that day. Miss Gilson 
was the first to coax the audience to 
join in the chorus of songs, a practice 
that, has of late become quite com- 
mon. 

In I :hm» she married J. K. Kminott, 
•i son of the famous "Fritz." Later 
they were divorced. Mr. Kminett re- 
tired from ihe stage about that time, 
going into Wall street. Miss Gilson's 
first husband was Thomas .1. Ward. 

milks m:< im:s to stick. 

Detroit, Sept. 1 f>. 
<'. M. Miles has withdrawn all no- 
li* -e of withdrawal from the Pantages 
booking contract, made by the local 
manager in Xew York about two 
months ago. The agreement gives 
a sixty-day privilege to either man- 
ager to cancel. Miles forwarded his 
formal notice that he would discon- 
tinue the Vantages bookings for his 
three houses. This was followed by 
negotiations with the Ke.-rp-Chuivhill 
'■■■mbinaiion in Cbb-ago. Now Miles 
lias decided to stick to 1'antages, and 
this decision is report"*! as final. 

Kdgar .Itchtann Ll>, with a plan- 

i--'. i- : "trving dm'" i new turn. 



VARIETY 



ONE THEATRE TO GO. 

With New York city overflowing 
with theatres, built, building and pro- 
posed, the lists will be decreased by 
one before May 1, next. The the- 
atrical deserter is to be the new City 
theatre, recently erected at a cost of 
about $1,000,000, Including the site, 
on East 14 th street. 

Condemnation proceedings will 
probably be brought within three or 
four months to extend Irving place. 
The City is directly in the path of 
the improvement. 

It is owned by the City Theatre Co., 
composed principally of "Big Tim" 
Sullivan and George Kraus. 



EVERY LITTLE HELPS. 

Pending her engagement to star in 
a Shubert production, and surrounded 
by creditors, named in a bankruptcy 
petition filed Monday, Grace Afan Stud- 
diford will again try vaudeville as her 
means of livelihood, until the prima's 
name commences to grace a Shubert 
pay-roll. 

In the four years since Miss Van 
Studdiford appeared as a "single" 
singer in "one," she has had marital 
and financial annoyances. Returning 
to vaudeville at $1,000 weekly will 
be some solace, if her representative, 
M. 8. Bentham, succeeds In securing 
her engagements at that figure. 

Miss Van Studdlford's sister, Mary 
Qulve, is a recent debutante in vaude- 
ville. She is also a "single," and 
once understudied her relative in "The 
Golden Butterflies." 



LILY LENA IN THE EAST. 

Lily Lena has returned to New 
York after a return visit to all of 
the Orpheum theatres in the West. 
Mi 88 Lena may be Induced to remain 
in the East during the present sea- 
son. She has not played around this 
side of Chicago In two years, to any 
extent. 

A brand new repertoire of songs 
to the Easterners has been secured, 
along with another collection of mys- 
teries of the feminine wardrobe, for 
which Miss Lena is equally noted, 
with her songs. 

Her success on the Orpheum Cir- 
cuit the second time was even more 
pronounced than during the first visit. 



MASSE DUE. 

Leo Masse was due In New York 
yesterday to take charge of the 
Marinelli agency. Charles Bornhaupt 
left as manager Thursday. One of 
Bornhaupt's final official acts for the 
agency was to place Jean Marcel's 
"Pictures" (life) over the United 
time, opening Oct. 10 at Montreal. 

TWO IN GREATER CITY. 

• 

With three "small timers" on their 
books, the Shea-Burkner firm of pro- 
moters claim they will have two mure. 
both in Greater New York, ready lo 
open before Oct. 1 . 

The partners will not name the 
houses, but say both will be oper- 
ated by them at 10-20-30, with big 
bills. 

With the opening of their Chester, 
(Pa.) house Sept. 26, the other three 
theatres will be in full blast. Elmlra 
and Corning, the firm's towns, started 
Labor Day. 



REPAIRING "DON'T LIE" SHOW. 

Al Fields and Dave Lewis, the fea- 
tures and owners of the musical com- 
edy "Don't Lie to Your Wife," at one 
of the Shubert houses in Philadelphia 
last week, closed the piece after the 
performance Saturday night. 

For about three weeks the produc- 
tion will undergo a thorough over- 
hauling, and the book will be rewrit- 
ten. 

Fields and Lewis may take a flyer 
into vaudeville for a week or so, while 
the show is undergoing repairs. 

Chicago, Sept. 15. 
The Fields and Lewis production, 
first presented last summer in Atlantic 
City for a "try out" and which was to 
have been reproduced this week here, 
has been Indefinitely postponed. 



CHEERED ACQUITTAL. 

Boston, Sept. 16. 

Celia Clarke, who, with W. G. Bry- 
son, filled time in vaudeville, in a 
sketch known as "Schultz's Visit" was 
arraigned before Judge Sullivan, In 
the municipal criminal court, Mon- 
day, charged with the larceny of cloth- 
ing valued at $110. She was found 
not guilty and discharged. 

When the verdict was made known, 
over two hundred spectators, who fill- 
ed the court room, stood up and 
cheered for the girl. Her partner 
was the complainant. The court dis- 
charged her for lack of evidence. 



MALE DANCER WITH GENEE. 

For the forthcoming Klaw & Er- 
langer production which will sur- 
round Adeline Genee, the theatrical 
managers* have engaged a Russian 
male dancer of note, one T. S. Bekefy. 

The contract was consummated 
through the Marinelli agency. Mr. 
Bekefy will open as the male principal 
pirouetter of the company, appearing 
with Genee in several scenes. 



RECORDS FOR JOHNSTONE. 

Boston, Sept. 15. 

At the Aviation Meet here, Ralph 
Johnstone, in a Wright biplane, was 
credited with three records this week, 
for distance, duration and accuracy. 

Johnstone remained in the air Mon- 
day three hours, five minutes and 
forty seconds, flying 87% miles. Upon 
landing the aviator came down within 
five feet of the white flag set upon 
the ground, giving him the third and 
accuracy record for the afternoon. 



MISS OOGHLAN, THE DAUGHTER. 

Gertrude Coghlan with her hus- 
band, Mr. Pitman, are about to en- 
ter vaudeville in Minnie Dupre's for- 
mer piece, "The Minister's Wife." 
Mr. Pitman supported Miss Dupre 

The couple will be placed for the 
"big time" by M. S. Bentham. 

Gertrude is a daughter of Rose 
Coghlan. 



COHAN'S "PRINCE AND PAUPER." 

A piece founded upon "The Prince 
and Pauper" is to be written by Geo. 
M. Cohan for Nora Bayes and Jack 
Norworth. They will appear under 
the Cohan & Harris management, and 
in the piece, about the first of the 
new year. 

Until that time the couple intend 
continuing along in vaudeville at the 
usual trifle received by them, $2,500 
weekly. 




GENE GREENE. 

Last week QENE GREENE made his first New York appearance as a "single" entertainer and 
was highly gratified at the manner In which his efforts were received. 

Mr. Greene Is not only an artist, but also a proprietor, having four picture houses In Chicago 
at the present time, each returning a handsome profit weekly. 

MAX HART is directing Mr. Greene's vaudeville affairs. 

Mr. Greene 1« ably assisted by CHARLES STRAIGHT, who Is well known as au accom- 
panist through the country. Mr. Straight has composed many popular successes. 



AGENT MARRIES PRIMA DONNA. 

Jack Allen, of the Weber & Allen 
office, has been reported to have un- 
dergone an operation which makes him 
the better half of Hazel Crosby, at 
present the prlma-donna of "The Jer- 
sey Ullles." 

Allen became acquainted with Miss 
Crosby while she was singing in a 
combination house in the neighbor- 
hood of Amsterdam avenue and 145th 
street. Maurice Frank thought that 
he had discovered a "find," in this 
young lady and took Allen to hear her 
sing. Allen became smitten and ask- 
ed for an Introduction. 

At the beginni g of this season 
Jack obtained for her the position of 
prima-donna with "The Jersey Lilies" 
and just before the show opened Its 
season, Allen and the young woman 
are supposed to have been married in 
Waterbury, Conn. 



TWO ACTS OR NONE. 

Mr. and Mrs. Nat Wills must regis- 
ter on each vaudeville program seek- 
ing one or both for the present season, 
according to the head of the family, 
now in London. Mr. Wills has noti- 
fied his agent, M. S. Bentham, that 
he and his wife (La Belle Titcomb) 
are willing to return to America for 
$1,400 on the Joint account. They 
will come back for as many weeks as 
the contracts are supplied. 

Mr. Wills lately opened an engage- 
ment at the Palace, London. His 
wife commenced at the Coliseum Sept. 
5, minus the white horse on the back 
of which she made a statuesque fig- 
ure in the theatres over here last sea- 
son. Mrs. Wills started her London 
engagement as a "single singer." 

In the adjustment of the gross 
amount, Wills is reported as appor- 
tioning $800 to himself, and $G00 to 
his better-half. Last season Mr. Wills 
received $800 for each week he playc 1 
a "United house." 



TRAVELING INCOGNITO. 

Pittsburg, Sept. lf». 
At t lie (.2 rand Opera House this 
week is Adele McNeill, a handsome 
youim woman who is appearing as a 
'single" singer. 

In private life Miss McNeill is Mrs. 
Walter F. Keefe. Her husband is the 
well known Chicago agent. Mrs. 
Keefe lately tackled vaudeville. Be- 
fore her marriage two years ago, she 
was prominent in musical comedy, 
possessing an unusually attractive 
voice, which is still with her. 

Miss McNeill admitted when asked 
that she is Mrs. Keefe, hut said she 
preferred to cling to her stage name 
while in vaudeville. Miss McNeill said 
her husband had offered no serious 
objection when she jokingly suggested 
that his wife might try to "make good 
in vaudeville," so she started upon 
the venture, relying upon Mr. Keefe's 
remark that "if she fell down, there 
were still 'three squares' waiting for 
her on the dining room tible." 



The father of A. Baldwin Sloane, 

the composer, died last week. 



Gene Hughe* is appearing in his 
new comedy farce, "Cartrlght You're 
Alright" at Proctor's, Newark, this 
week. 



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Vol. XX. September 17. 



No. 2 



Jack Lewis has taken Harry Casey 
for a partner, and intends offering a 
new turn away from the "Rah. Rah" 
thing. 



Joe Viou, formerly a Morris Cir- 
cuit manager, is traveling in <har.e 
of "The Climax," now playing in ilcs- 
ton. 



A. M. Thayer and Co. appeared at 
the Union Square Wednesday night in 
a sketch. It is about seven years 
since Mr. Thayer played in vaudeville. 



Maurice Frank who is in the Pan- 
tages office with Louis Pincus, has 
started divorce proceedings against his 
wife, known to vaudeville as Florence 
Hadley. 



Ollie Young and April have re- 
ceived a route for thirty weeks over 
the United time this season. The 
act first plays New York at the Fifth 
Avenue. 



Mr. and Mrs. James 11. McCann 

have returned to New York from a 
Western coast tour. They appear at 
the Fifth Avenue Sunday in their 
new comedy sketefh. 



Marie Layton, who was divorced 
from Charles Canard, May 23, last, 
married W. H. Caustin (known in 
pugilistic circles as "The Baltic Kid") 
June 11, at Crown Point, Ind. 



K chile iiarvie has given up the pro- 
posed partnership with Hoi-. Dailey, 
and will appear with Pacie Ripple in 
"Dreams," a comedy act, booked 
through M. S. Bcntham. 

Poll's Springfield, opens for vaude- 
ville Oct. IT. Stock companies still 
remain at the Poll's In Wilkesharre 
and Worcester, with no date for a 
change set. 



The Nemo, William Fox's renamed 
Lion Palace, will not open Monday, as 
expected. The seating capacity of the 
house has delayed the premiere, with- 
out date. 



Alf T. Wilton has sent out cards 
saying that "Suonare" is a beautiful 
young woman, who will present a 
novel act. Her debut is scheduled 
about Sept. 26. 



ductlon offer, which has been tend- 
ered to her. 

Howard Herri ck has been appointed 
special press representative to Rose 
Pitonof, for her final week at the 
Fifth Avenue. Mr. Herrick has ar- 
ranged to have the girl attempt to 
swim from the Queensboro Bridge to 
Coney Island Sunday morning. 



Miss PUtt, of Gavin and Piatt, 
played Lillian Mortimer's role in a 
sketch last Sunday at Milwaukee, be- 
sides appearing in her own act witn 
Mr. Piatt. 



Cotton Bros., a foreign "strong act," 
reached New York Monday, coming 
from Australia on their round-the- 
world trip. They will probably show 
locally within a short time. Pat 
Casey is the booker. 



Mabel Berra, who made a hit abroad 
during the past year, is expected to 
return to the States about Oct. 17. 
Vaudeville dates over here are being 
arranged for her by Alf T. Wilton. 



"The Defaulter," a protean playlet 
written by Dudley Clements (treas- 
urer of the Colonial, New York), will 
be presented for the first time at 




WENRY CL1VE 



THEATRICAL PHRASES 
BY HENRY CLIVE 

"OUT IN FRONT." 



"Williams and Walker's 'Chocolate 
Drops/ " with King and Bailey, sail 
to-day for the continent, opening at 
Hamburg, Oct. 1, booked by the 
Marlnelli agency for the next three 
months on the other side. Geo. L. 
Archer sails with the act, to manage 
it. 



Young's Pier, Atlantic City, next 
week. William Boyd will be the cen- 
tral and only figure in it. 



"The New Leader" is at Union Hill 
this week ("trying out"), played by 
Sam Mann and Co. It is a bit intro- 
duced last season by Mr. Mann in a 
show and rewritten for vaudeville by 
Aaron Hoffman. M. S. Bentham is 
placing the act. 



Jack Wilson left the Colonial bill 

Tuesday, Ed Morton stepping into 

the vacated spot. Andy Rice replaced 

Harrison and Bernard Tuesday at 
Hammerstein's, Lee Harrison's hoarse- 
ness having caused the team's tem- 
porary withdrawal. 



George Felix and the Barry Girls 

are in Camden this week, taking off 
the edges of their revised act. Lydia 
Barry (Mrs. Felix) may accept a pro- 



Tlie ltigoletta Brothers open at the 
Orpheum, Brooklyn, Monday, having 

postponed their engagement for the 
Colonial this week to avoid showing 
for the first time in New York in a 
rush. They arrived from the other 
side last Saturday, with a car load of 
baggage. 



De Mario gave performances before 
a couple of crowned heads on the 
European continent. In Australia 
the contortionist received a studded 
watch as the gift for the free show, 
and the Queen of Holland presented 
him with a diamond medal for the 
performance before her. 



Jake Lubin, an employe of the 
Miner Estate for the past fifteen 
years, has resigned as the manager 
of the Eighth Avenue theatre, to take 
effect to-night. He joins the Marcus 
Loew forces and will be the manager 
of Loew's 7th Avenue, when it opens. 
Fred Follett will replace Lubin at the 
8th Avenue. 



Alva York, who made her debut at 
the American last Monday, has been 
signed to be the feature at the Man- 
hattan next week for the Loew of- 
fice. Miss York has fifteen weeks of 
the Loew time, after which she is to 
go back on the Morris Circuit and 
play the western houses of that of- 
fice, in conjunction with the Churchill 
houses. 



Foster and Dog were on the stage 
of the Casino, Asbury Park, laBt week 
when the orchestra drummer called 
Foster's attention to a fire blazing 
back of the stage. Foster continued 
his act, walking among the audience 
while his "mind reading'* dog did his 
tricks until the fire was extinguished. 
The act averted what might have been 
a serious panic. 



"The Blue Mouse" will he the first 
stock production of the Vail Company 
at the Plaza Mmday. Prices are to 
be 10-20-:',0. The Kraus-Vail Com- 
pany claims to have a contract for 
the theatre with the Morris Circuit 
for the present season, with a fur- 
ther option, the agreement subject to 
termination upon a two weeks* no- 
tice. 



Shreveport, La., is the home of the 
Saenger Brothers, who have a drug 
store there. Very Bhortly the drug- 
gists will combine the duties of man- 
aging a theatre with the filling of 
prescriptions. They have purchased 
a site, and intend to "build a the- 
atre with a Turkish front." Because 
of that, the brothers mildly mention 
that they would like a "simple" ori- 
ental name for the house. The 
latest Orlentlallsm heard in New 
York is "Mooch." 



Frank Tinney, the blackface come- 
dian, who alternated at Hammer- 
stein's and the Alhambra last week, 
did not play at the Orpheum, Brook- 
lyn, this week, through the serious ill- 
ness of his mother, Mrs. H. F. Tinney, 
in Philadelphia. Tinney was summoned 
home last Wednesd ly, but returned to 
play the night engagement. Although 
he hurried back to Philadelphia Fri- 
day, when his mother submitted to an 
operation, he returned to New York 
and finished the week at the t neat res 
here. Tinney will play at Baltimore 
next week if his mother's condition Im- 
proves. Clone (Jroene playing at the 
Fifth Avenue, filled his place at Ham- 
merstein's at last We liii-sday's mati- 
nee and bis Alhambra position was 
filled by Hawthorne and Burt, 



8 



VARIETY 



'BROADWAY BURLESQUE" RAISING 

STANDARD OF SHOWS TOO HIGH ? 



Eastern Wheel managers complaining that Columbia Theatre 

is the cause of this season's expensive 

burlesque productions. 



Eastern Burlesque Wheel managers 
are discussing quite freely the Colum- 
bia theatre proposition. The Colum- 
bia is a spoke of the Eastern Wheel, 
and is known as "The Broadway 
House of Burlesque." As a matter 
of fact, the Columbia is on Seventh 
avenue, Broadway is close by. 

Eastern Wheel managers are saying 
that the Columbia is mostly \o blame 
for the expensiveness of the Eastern 
productions this season. This ex- 
pense, it Is claimed, will eat too large- 
ly into possible profits, and that there 
are not sufficient theatres of equal 
calibre on the W T heel to make it worth 
while to equip for a "Broadway show- 
ing." 

Salary lists and initial investments 
have Jumped up frightfully, claim the 
burlesque managers. The complain- 
ants are not the newest managers, 
but generally the seasoned ones. 

One Eastern man said this week: 
"They are carrying it too far. We 
are out of burlesque. Everybody is 
trying to give a 'Broadway show,' 
and all because of the Columbia. 

"Just think of it! Suppose we play 
in the Columbia to $7,000. Then we 
must go over to Philadelphia and 
play in a house where the total ca- 
pacity isn't $3,000 en the week." 

It is also said by the Eastern peo- 
ple that the opening of the Columbia 
has cost the Murray Hill, another 
Eastern house on 4 2nd street, from 
$800 to $1,000 weekly in lessened re- 
ceipts, this amount having been di- 
verted into the Columbia's box office. 

Traveling shows play at the Co- 
lumbia on a percentage* basis, the road 
manager receiving 4 5 per cent, of 
the first $5,000 taken in, and 50 per 
cent, of all over that amount. The 
usual terms on the Eastern Wheel 
are 50-50. 

The difference in the percentage is 
reported to be through an effort on 
the part of the Columbia Amusement 
Co. to have its "Broadway theatre" 
show an earning of seven per cent, 
en its capital stock. This arrange- 
ment, according to the story, was en- 
tered into at the time the theatre was 
proposed, and with the understanding 
that unless the Columbia, with bur- 
lesque, made this showing within two 
years, the theatre could be sub-leased 
for other than burlosque purposes. 

Before it was finished, Henry B. 
Harris offered $55,000 yearly for the 
house, and there were other proposi- 
tions to lease. 

The Eastern managers seem to re- 
gard the present season as a trial one 
for the Columbia, admitting that on 
its face, the house will be successful 
in the money end, although the oper- 
ating expenses are quoted as very 
high, nearly equal to any theatre on 
the main alley where admission runs 
fr> two doljars. 



MAKING IT FOUR-CORNERED. 

The Leavitt-Mason snarl over the 
"Rentz-Santley" show on the Eastern 
Burlesque Wheel received its third or 
fourth corner this week, when a de- 
mand was made upon Jack Mason by 
Bobby Matthews for an accounting. 
Mr. Matthews has retained Phillips & 
Stelnhardt to represent him. 

Following the disposition of some 
of Mason's half interest in the show 
to Charles M. Pope, Mason sold one- 
half of his one-half (or a quarter of 
the whole) to Mr. Matthews for $2,- 
000. At the incorporation of the 
Mason Theatrical Co., with Mason and 
Pope as directors, and the claims set 
up by the Leavitts, Mr. Mathews 
thought he required legal advice. 

The lawyers made the demand upon 
Mason in behalf of their client. Early 
in the week it looked as though all 
the parties concerned might gather 
around the table for a peaceful under- 
standing. 

Philadelphia, Sept. 15. 

When the "Rentz-Santley" show left 
town Saturday the affairs of the com- 
pany were in a badly muddled state. 
It will probably need the service of 
the directors of the Columbia Amuse- 
ment Company to straighten out the 
tangle. 

Abe Leavitt, accompanied by James 
E. Earley, who was deposed as man- 
ager by Jack Mason before the show 
came here, reached town Friday for a 
conference with Mason, but according 
to both sides nothing was accomplished 
that would add to a peacefful settle- 
ment. Leavitt, angry, did not hesi- 
tate to make his feelings understood. 

The whole trouble seems to have 
arisen from the sale of Mason's hold- 
ings to Charles M. Pope. It is un- 
derstood that Mason disposed of his 
holdings to Pope and Bobby Mathews 
(Mathews and Ashley). The latter 
stated when here last week that he 
had sold his holdings to Pope, which 
would give the latter control of the 
fifty per cent, originally given to Ma- 
son by the Leavitts for a considera- 
tion. 

Leavitt claims that he or his bro- 
ther has never received a cent from 
Mason or Pope, and that Mason vio- 
lated the agreement with the Leavitts 
by discharging Manager Earley with- 
out consulting them and other acts 
contrary to the conditions of the con- 
tract entered into. Leavitt came here 
to claim the show and said he would 
assume charge. On the other hand 
Mason declares he will stand pat. 

It is very likely that there will be a 
conference in New York this week as 
the show plays Brooklyn. There will 
be several changes in the cast accord- 
ing to Mason, while Leavitt declares 
the show will remain the same and 
that Mason has no authority to dis- 
charge any one without his consent. 



THE WESTERN'S CENSORS. 

So far no "censoring" has occurred 
with the attractions of the Western 
Burlesque Wheel. At the New York 
offices of the Empire Circuit, it was 
said this week that the Western Wheel 
executives did not believe in a hur- 
ried visit to its shows, and that no 
Censor Committee would start forth 
under a couple of weeks to come. 

The committee will likely be com- 
posed of Harry Martell and James 
Lowrie. James H. Curtin may become 
a member of it. 

It was denied t the Empire's of- 
fices that negotiations are on for the 
Dewey theatre, though it was admitted 
that the western circuit would like 
to have the Dewey back, as well as 
the Gotham, Harlem. From Wil- 
liam G. Fox's side, it was said this 
week that the deal for the Dewey with 
the Western Wheel is drawing more 
closely to a finish. Fox has both the 
houses under his control. 

The Eastern Wheel Censor Com- 
mittee is due to return to New York 
next week. No specific report of its 
findings has been received since they 
left, although the equipment of new 
sets of wardrobe for the Al Reeves 
show in Philadelphia last Monday is 
said to have been at the behest of 
the committee. 

One company now In New York was 
ordered wholly re-framed before the 
committee left. 

When "The Serenaders" left for 
Philadelphia Sunday, Jack Singer car- 
ried ten new people with him, to re- 
place members who had appeared in 
the production last week in New 
York. 

Wednesday afternoon a conference 
was on, Variety 1 was informed, be- 
tween representatives of the Empire 
Circuit Co. and Fox. Whether these 
representatives were men connected 
directly with either, it was not said, 
although that the conferees were at- 
torneys was hinted at. 



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MISS MORA 



Of MEIER and MORA, who have Just returned 
from an extended vacation In Scotland. 

What the Kansas City "Pout" said of Miss 
Mora: 

The cleverest FriRllsh comedienne appear- 
ing In Kansa* City is Miss Mora of the 
Meier and Mor;» team She sIhrs topical 
sonpa characteristic of the London music 
halls hut avoids the suKK'wtlvrne.ss which 
haa marked the (selections of other Kngllsh 
comediennes, notably Ve»*ta Victoria and 
Alice Lloyd. Miss Mora won much favor. 



BUYS FOR ONE-NIGHTER8. 

Pittsburg, Sept. 15. 

As the result of a disagreement 
with one of the women principals 
with T. W. Dinkin's "Jolly Girls," 
Harry Le Mont, who owned and staged 
the afterpiece ("The Dizzy WIzzy Ho- 
tel") closed with the company here, 
selling the hotel act, stage effects and 
properties to Sidney Wire and left 
for his home in Johnstown, N. Y. 

La Mont's role is being filled by 
another principal, and the Dinkin's 
show is using another afterpiece. Wire 
is arranging to put "The Dizzy Wizzy 
Hotel" out on the one-night stands. 

Wire is connected with the publicity 
department of the Big Land Show, to 
be held here next month. 



HOUOKKN NOT PROMISING. 

Hoboken, N. J., Sept. 15. 

The shift of the Eastern Burlesque 
Wheel stand in this city from the 
Gayety in one part to the Empire in 
another, holds out no glittering prom- 
ise for the season. 

The biggest drawback to usual 
profit in the show business here is 
the loss of performances on Sundays. 
It is said that there will be no Sun- 
day shows any time during the sea- 
son. 

The Empire opened with burlesque 
a couple of weeks ago, and is reported 
not to have reached the $2,000 mark 
for the week since then. At the 
Empire the great bulk of business 
will be drawn in the evening, accord- 
ing to showmen, who say that there 
will be great difficulty In obtaining 
any substantial money at matinees; 
also that the matinees show, if a 
draw, will not attract at night, with 
the reverse likewise true. 

The Gayety, leased by Dave Kraus 
to the Washington Street Amusement 
Co., Is out of burlesque for many 
years to come apparently. The Amuse- 
ment Co. holds a lease for five years, 
with an option of five after that. A 
Corse Payton stock company now 
holds the stage of that theatre. 



$750 EXTRA ATTRACTION. 

The Empire Circuit Co. (Western 
Burlesque Wheel) has placed Daisy 
Harcourt under a contract for twenty 
weeks, at $750 weekly. 

Miss Harcourt's engagements as an 
extra attraction for the burlesque the- 
atres starts next Monday at Boston. 
This week she is strengthening an 
Eastern Burlesque Wheel show at the 
Gayety, Brooklyn. Jos. Shea is her 
agent, who sent the contract through. 



TOM MINER IS HOME. 

Tom Miner, who has charge of the 
road shows of the Miner estate, re- 
turned to New York Tuesday, after a 
vacation in Maine. He spent consid- 
erable time hunting and fishing. Al- 
though Mr. Miner left the city last 
June, he returned for a two weeks' 
stay to have the Miner attractions 
ready for their road journeys. H. C. 
Miner expected to take a brief outing, 
but was unable to leave. The hottest 
days found him at his desk in the 
Miner offices in the Knickerbocker 
Building. 



R. Obormeyer sailed for London 
Sept. 13 on the Kaiser Wilhelm der 
Grosse. 



VARIETY 



CAN PLAY "HIGH GLASS.*' 

While the first programs at the 
two new Loew theatres in the uptown 
section of New York will have the 
usual Loew Circuit bill of six acts and 
pictures, when opening around the 
expected date now set, Oct. 3, there is 
nothing in the agreement reached be- 
tween Percy G. Williams and Marcus 
Loew to prevent the latter offering 
programs of the highest grade, pro- 
vided that the usual Loew scale of 
admission (10-15-25) is not exceeded. 

This was the statement made this 
week by an interested party. Through 
the understanding entered into, the 
Alhambra Roof discontinues its "pic- 
ture show" with this week's closing. 

The Williams-Loew transaction is 
said to have brought about a little 
chilliness the early part of the week 
between William Morris and Loew. By 
the deal, Morris lost the bookings for 
what he expected would be two "first 
class" theatres, playing the Morris 
best acts. 

No one versed in the vaudeville 
business seemed to be in a position to 
explain the shift about on Loew's part, 
whereby he decided to forego the "big 
time" in the two new houses, for no 
consideration, excepting "friendly re- 
lations" (with Williams). Some peo- 
ple claim that if that is all that was 
behind the transaction, Mr. Williams 
must have been agreeably surprised 
to find himself thus easily relieved of 
"opposition" at two points, with the 
consequent worries, among other 
things, that "opposition" brings. 



OTTAWA'S NEW HOUSE. 

Ottawa, Can., Sept. 15. 

The ne\v Family theatre will com- 
mence its first season Oct. 1. The 
house has a capacity of 1,400. It 
will play "pop" vaudeville under the 
drection of the Mark-Brock Co., Buf- 
falo. The Loew Circuit of New 
York is to furnish the shows. 

The Family will make the eighth 
theatre on the Mark-Brock list. Five 
are in the "big-small time" class. 

M. S. Epstin, the general manager 
for the Mark-Brock concern, was in 
New York early this week. He said 
the ciicult was out after other houses, 
and expected further additions short- 
ly. 

Mr. Epstin will reach New York 
every other week, making his head- 
quarters at the Loew offices. The 
Mark-Brock theatres are having bills 
laid out for three weeks ahead in the 
Loew Agency. 



GJltAHI) IN 'TOP." 

E. F. Girard, formerly manager of 
Percy Williams' Gotham, East New 
York, and who has successfully man- 
aged many of the big shows at 
"Dreamland" and "Luna Park," has 
purchased an interest in the Crescent 
Comedy Theatre in Brooklyn, playing 
vaudeville and pictures. The house 
will open to-day. 



Dairy Ilnrcoiirt is the special 
attraction at the Gayety, Brooklyn, 
this week. 



SHEEDY TRYING AGAIN. 

There was a short hearing of the 
protest of the White Rats of America 
against the issuance of a license to 
the National Booking Office, of which 
C. Wesley Fraser is the head, in the 
offices of the Commissioner of Li- 
censes Monday morning, a further 
hearing was adjourned until Thurs- 
day of next week. 

Another hearing scheduled for next 
week is the protest, also of the White 
Rats, against the issuance of a license 
to the M. R. Sheedy office, which has 
been set down for Monday morning. 
This is the second application, that 
has been made by Sheedy. In the 
former case the White Rats also pro- 
tested, but since then J. J. Quigley, 
an officer in the defunct I. B. A., has 
been granted a license by the Com- 
missioner, there being no protest 
made in his case. 

In view of this the Sheedy side 
maintains that they are also entitled 
to a license, stating that one officer 
of a corporation is as responsible as 
another for the actions of the cor- 
poration. 

The United Booking Offices attor- 
ney appears for the defense in the 
Fraser protest. At the hearing next 
week, it is said that voluminous af- 
fidavits will be presented in Fraser's 
behalf. Rumor said Thursday that 
those affidavits were then being pre- 
pared. 

It is also rumored that testimony 
has been gathered against an agent 
in the Long Acre Building for a test 
case of the new agency law. The 
agent may be placed under arrest for 
a violation of the statue upon an al- 
legation that, as "representative," or 
"manager," he is acting as an agent 
without being duly licensed. It is be- 
lieved the Commissioner of Licenses 
is informed of the attempt, and will 
institute the necessary proceedings 
upon proper testimony being present- 
ed to him of an alleged violation. 



28 EXITS AT MANHATTAN. 

For some weeks, carpenters and 
painters have been at work on the 
Manhattan. Some decided alterations 
have been made. The house now 
has twenty-eight exits and a new stair- 
way leading to the balcony. An al- 
ley-way has been made of cement on 
the east side affording new ways of 
exit. 



The New Orleans Orplieum opened 
Sept. 11, placing the full string in 
commission. 



TEHRENCE AFTER HIS BALANCE. 

Ted Marks has a lawsuit on against 
the Cinephone Co., of America, for 
$3. r >0, balance due. The company de- 
sired to secure Jack Johnson for some 
"talking pictures" and detailed Ted 
to get the heavyweight champion. The 
understanding was that the pugilist 
was to have $5,000, while Ted was to 
receive $r>00 for making the arrange- 
ments. 

Ted was given $l. r »0 before the deal 
was closed, but the Cinephone Co. re- 
fused to recognize Terrance further in 
the transactions. 

Johnson, who is a pretty astute bus- 
iness man outside his profession, got 
his before he performed before the 
camera. 

Gus Dreyer is looking after Ted 
Mark's interests in the case. 



PRODUCTIONS IN HAND. 

With Felice Morris and Co. open- 
ing at the Orpheum, St. Paul, Sunday, 
in Edgar Allan Woolf's "A Call for 
Help," Charles Feleky, of the Or- 
pheum Circuit's Producing Depart- 
ment, has started in full swing, with 
others to follow during the season. 

What is said to be a powerful play 
on the subject of physic powers is in 
preparation, but yet unnamed. The 
Producing Department will equip this 
piece on broad lines, with a cast un- 
selected as yet. 

For Mildred Morris, Mr. Feleky is 
preparing two sketches, "Susan's Gen- 
tleman" by Kate Jordan, and "The 
River of Light" by Neilson Morris. 
Miss Morris will have both pieces in 
her repertoire, making a stay of two 
weeks in each Orpheum house, alter- 
nating with the playlets. 

Besides these there have been ac- 
cepted by the Department director, 
two sketches written by Alfred Hol- 
ingsworth, and another by E. Van 
Zile. The latter is named "Back From 
Africa." 

At present the Circuit is offering 
three pieces, first shown at the fag 
end of last season. They are Marlon 
Murray and Co., "The Code Book," 
and Carl Sauermann in the Actors' 
Fund prize playlet, "The Old Flute 
Player." 



A LEGITIMATE CAST. 

Victor H. Smalley, who writes 
sketches, produces them, and man- 
ages the Dan Casey Co., claims he 
knows a news story when he makes 
one. This Is of his latest manufac- 
ture. The facts contained therein 
came as an afterthought: 

"Handcuffed," a Smalley sketch, is 
to be presented for the New York 
showing this Sunday at the Academy 
of Music. Monday Mr. Smalley pro- 
posed to the United Booking Offices 
and other managers that they call 
at the Academy to-morrow, look his 
piece over, and if they did not admit 
it contained all the ingredients of a 
successful comedy act, he would never 
again request them to give up their 
Sunday off. 

On the other hand, if they agreed 
with him Smalley (naturally an un- 
biased observer of his own handiwork) 
that "Handcuffed" was the goods, 
they should book it without any pa- 
lavering. So the matter stands. 

Now for the news part: Playing 
the piece are Mona Ryan, late of .Mrs. 
Fiske's Company; Jos. Sweeney, who 
was with James K. llackett, and 
James O'Neill, a player in Hose 
Stahl's support at one time. 

Besides writing "Handcuffed." Mr. 
Smalley has turned out a sketch 
called "Guilty." He is undecided 
which one should have been presented 
first. 



Polly Mornn opens Oct. 3 for a tour 
of the Poll Circuit, placed by Pat 
Case v. 



The Vaudeville Comedy Club will 
hold its annual benefit Oct. 2.°. at the 
New Yorl theatre. 

John (i. Co wen, from Boston, is 
tli«' ma nag* r of the American, New 
Orleans. 



ED. KEYNAKD'S TROUPE. 

Ed. F. Reynard's Troupe is in 
town, at the Fifth Avenue, this week. 
Monday Mr. Reynard and his edu- 
cated manikins will appear at Ham- 
merstein's for a week, thence the 
troupe will proceed over a series of 
engagements placed by Jack Levy, Its 
advance agent, with the United Book- 
ing Oillces. 

On the front page of this issue are 
pictures of the troupe, including 
Messrs. Reynard and Levy, with 
Adam Sowerguy, the noted "small 
time" manager, secured by Producer 
Reynard specially for this tour of the 
East. In the centre oval are Seth 
Dewberry, the famous lion-hearted 
Constable of Hicksville, and Jawn 
Jawnson, "The Lone Fisherman," 
from the same village. They are the 
only trained "dummies" in the world. 

The pictures of Hicksville's two 
foremost citizens are reproduced this 
week by Mr. Reynard as visible evi- 
dence to his proteges that they are 
forgiven. Some time ago Dewberry 
and Jawnson had a terrific battle in 
the trunk through Jawnson claiming 
that Mr. Reynard featured Dewberry 
in the act above his own important 
self. Mr. Reynard reprimanded the 
boys, but would not forgive them un- 
til assured they had once again be- 
come friends. 

Tuesday afternoon Dewberry and 
Jawnson called at a photographer, 
had their likenesses cameraed, and re- 
turned the proof to Mr. Reynard as 
absolute proof of unanimity between 
them. Mr. Reynard for a reward 
places the picture before the world. . 

At the election in Hicksville, next 
November, Seth Dewberry has con- 
sented to run for Sheriff of Bing 
County. At Hanimerstein's next week 
Mr. Dewberry will voice the well- 
known expression, originated by him. 
It is "Do it agin, gol dern yer, and 
I'll run you In." 



MARDO'8 OWN AGENCY. 

Boston, Sept. 16. 

Fred Mardo opened his own agency 
In the Colonial Theatre Building Mon- 
day, having ceased to be the William 
Morris representative here last Satur- 
day. 

Into the new offices, Mardo carried 
the greater precentage of "small time" 
houses the Morris oillce was booking. 
Most of these Mardo turned over to 
Morris when assuming charge of the 
Boston branch about a year and a 
half ago. 

Murray Fell of the New York Morris 
headquarters, came on Monday to take 
charge of the Boston branch, but re- 
turned home Tuesday. There was not 
sullicient time left in the oillce to 
ha\e kept Feil busy. Mardo's for- 
mer assistant is now in charge. 

Mr. Mardo states he haH the book- 
ings for twenty "small timers" in New 
England. 

It is probable that the Morris Bos- 
ton branch oflice will shortly be dis- 
continued. 

Wilfred Chirk opens hi* .season 
on the William Morris t i i : i - ■ in Balti- 
more Sept. 1 !». 

A hoy was b'-rn to Mr:. Katie, New- 
eniiib ( \'.'\v< t mb ai"l '.'.' A lia his ) , Aug. 
7, at Lake Charles. 



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Editor Variety: 

St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 11. 

I noticed in Variety' that Harry 
Lester, who played on the same bin 
with us at Washington, has "chosen" 
my idea of not playing an Instrument, 
iifter leading his audience to believe 
he is about to play. 

Let it be known that 1 am the 
originator of the above idea, (whether 
it be a piano or a cornet). 

Thanks to Mr. I^ester if he wifi omit 
that particular piece of business. 

John Neff. 
(Neff and Starr.) 



Monrovia, Cal., Sept. 10. 
Editor Varikty: 

Now I come! Why all this fuss 
about the Tennis Trio and Tennis Duo? 
This title belongs to me and was Iden- 
tified with me on all the big time, 
before the present Trio or Duo waa 
heard of. 

Among the club artists with me at 
different times in the Tennis Trio were 
Tom Breen, Lew Hawley, Hugh Mc- 
Vey and John Weston (now deceased). 
Myself and wife Jessie Millar were 
the original "Tennis Duo." 

AlhurtuB (the First). 




New York, Sept. IS. 
Editor Variety: 

In reviewing Miss Carrie De Mar's 
act you state she was the first to wear 
a "Hobble skirt" on the American 
stage. I brought the "Hobble skirt" 
direct from Paris, and wore one at the 
Columbia, New York City, Jan. 23, 
1910. 

I wish you would correct your mis- 
take, giving the credit where it be- 
longs, as I claim to be the first woman 
to wear the "Hobble skirt" in Amer- 
ica. I also wore a travesty on the 
Hobble skirt, at the Plaza, New York, 
week June 6. 1910. 

Daisy Harcourt. 



Homer Mason and Margurite 

Keeler, In their new sketch, have 
been held over for next week at the 
Colonial. 



Yorke and Adams, placed by Alf T. 
Wilton, opens at Newark, Monday, 
with a few weeks beyond that of 
United time contracted for. 



George O'Brien has placed Kennedy 
and Rooney and Tony Pearl (single) 
on the Morris time. 




LUNETTE SISTERS. 

THE LUNETTE SISTERS are playing the Amorican this week, making a sensational hit. 
Tbey have Just finished at the Lewlston State Fair, where tbey met with tremendous success 
and are also booked for Allentown, Pa., Brockton, Mass., and Frederick, Md.. State Fair*. 

OPEN TIME FROM NOV. 1ST. 

THE LUNETTE SISTERS are presenting an original act. 



HERE'S BILLY GOULD 

By WILLIAM GOULD. 



Poor old Dr. Perin (officer, take 
him out quietly, no violence, please). 



I rode to and from the Alhambra 
last week in Frank Tinney's machine. 
It's a Park and Tilford or a Singer, 
I believe. 

Chas. Gill, of "The Devil, the Ser- 
vant and the Man," told me, that he 
"made up" with his wife, but he for- 
got to mention what grease paint he 
uses. (Cute stuff.) 



Gene Greene came in from Chicago. 
Opened and did it. His cleaning up 
process is commendable. 



Saw Jimmy Powers smoking a do- 
mestic cigar. I though he was stuck 
on Havana. (Boy, close that door 
or the neighbors will know our se- 
crets.) 



Our boy Puggy saved Oscar Ham- 
merstein from being assaulted by a 
7th avenue conductor yesterday. Good 
times are in store for Puggy. 



Dave Genaro and Ray Bailey left 
for Winnipeg a few days ago, sen- 
tenced by William Morris. With time 
off for good behavior, they should re- 
turn to us in about ten weeks. 



Chas. Gill asked me, again, to say 
that he and his wife "made up" — 
for the balance of this, read previous 
mention. 



If you hear a loud long laugh any- 
where in New York these days, don't 
inquire: Who is that noisy, good-na- 
tured person? It's Polly Moran. 



The stage hands that put up Rec- 
tor's building did a quick job. (Local 
stuff — no good for out of town.) 



A lady asked an actor wit the 
other day this question: "What Is the 
Lambs Club?" He replied: "The 
Lambs Club is a sleeping place for 
English actors, and a try out place 
for vaudeville sketches." 



The glamor and tinsel of stage life 
Is not all that it is painted and most 
of it is painted. To the spectator, 
we seem to be a happy careless lot, 
with no thoughts of sorrow and care. 
That is what we are paid 7 for and that 
is why Mr. and Mrs. Audience come 
in to see us and get that idea. Little 
do they know of the inner thoughts of 
the artists, at times, for instance: I 
witnessed a sorrowing sight, last week. 
It was Frank Tinney's New York 
debut as a comedian. Tinney was 
playing Hammerstein's and the Al- 
hambra and making a tremendous hit. 
In fact, they wanted to re-engage him 
for this week and all the time that 
Frank was on the stage, making the 
audience roar with laughter, the poor 
boy's thoughts and heart were in Phil- 
adelphia where his mother is not ex- 
pected to live. I know that every- 
body who reads this will sympathize, 
as I do, with Frank. 



A SELF-MADE MANAGER 
TO HIS BOOKING AGENT. 

By J. A. MURPHY. 
(Murphy and Willard.) 

East Cranberry, O., Sept. 13. 
Dear Mike: 

The Stadium opened again last night 
and they didn't make none of them 
expensive alterations they blowed so 
much about at all, the only thing they 
done was to put up a striped awning 
which runs from the curb to the front 
entrance gate. I dont see what good 
it is unless it rains and then every 
body stays home. 

They advertised a big vaudevill sup- 
prise but I guess they was supprised 
themselves more than any body and 
the way It come about was this. Most 
of my show acters got in late Monday 
and the Ramsey Sisters and Dare the 
musical comic come tearing up to the 
place in a hack and practiced their 
note music with the fiddlers along with 
the rest of them. When I come to 
tally up the troop I seen I had more 
acters than I had directions for but 
you botch things up so often that I 
didn't know who was hired and who 
was'nt so I let the whole lot appear at 
the matinee. Well I come to find out 
that these two acts was hired for the 
Stadium but the hack driver is mad 
at the Stadium folks so he drove them 
up to my place on purpose. They 
didn't find out they was in the wrong 
theatre till the show was out and then 
they was hoppln mad about it. The 
Stadium people thought they was'nt 
comin and telegrafed for extry acters 
In their places, so now they say they 
are goin to play in my theater all the 
week and I will have to pay them for 
It. Shep Wrenchy that manages the 
Stadium says it was a regular put up 
Job and he Is goin to sue me for ab- 
duction. 

I didn't do so much business yes- 
terday because the Rose Sydell show 
is at the Oprey House and Guppy and 
Fogg is with their troop. They dld'nt 
have no matinee of their town so the 
whole troop came to my theater. The 
Coke Burners Benevolent Society is 
goin to have a benefit and they have 
bought my show for Thursday night 
for $200. The most money I ever 
took in at one show was $ 1 ."> 3 . 5 so I 
will benefit some myself. 

Shiveleys air drum Theater is shut 
and I guess it wont open up again an- 
other year. He says he only made 
about a hundred dollars on it all sum- 
mer when he expected to make a 
couple of thousand so he figures that 
he has lost $1,900. He has had an 
offer from the city to rent it for a dog 
pound and I guess maybe he will take 
it. 

It has been kind of whispered 
around the saloons lately that another 
theater Is goin to be built here but 
no one knows who is goin to do it. 
I should'nt wonder if It was that Mar- 
tin Beck feller that come through here 
once and bought the Skimmerhorn 
block. I wish he would come here 
and start a regular high toned place. 
It would'nt hurt me none and it would 
bust the Stadium. 

Adam Sotoerguy. 



O. T. Teed, brother of James W. 
Teed (Teed and Lazell), died at his 
home in Cleveland last week. 



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London, Sept. 6. 
Dona van and Arnold, who have 
been playing in the Provinces for the 
past month or bo, will sail for home 
on the Adriatic, Oct. 5, after playing 
Liverpool and Manchester. 



The Two Bobs have another week 
at the Tivoli. Then they will play 
at the Oxford. The Barrasford Tour 
will follow. The two boys have been 
booked to appear in a pantomime at 
the Theatre Royal, Dublin, season of 
, 11- , 12. 

Archie Parnell leaves the rank and 
tile Sept. 29, when Archie is to be 
married to Dollie Denton. He is of 
the De Frece office. 



Leon Zeitlin has been accused by 
many of bleaching his hair, denied by 
Leon, reported one of the best lookers 
in the music hall business. 



Blake and Amber returned this 
week from South Africa. 

Dundas Slater, manager of the Coli- 
seum, Is back in London, after a three 
weeks' holiday. 



Mannle Warner will accompany 
Henri Tozer (of the Syndicate) on a 
trip to the Continent. 



Hitter and Foster left for the Con- 
tinent Sept. 1, to play in Hamburg, 
Copenhagen and Vienna. 



Harry Jolson was supposed to have 
been working this week at the Coli- 
seum, but after seeing that he was to 
be placed "No. 3" on the program, 
the singer was taken ill. 



There will be a mix-up next week 
in the vaudeville world, George Fos- 
ter, acting for William Morris, intends 
to "injunct" Joe Peterman and George 
Rlcketts, If they attempt to play their 
version of "Chanticler" at the Coli- 
seum. Mr. Foster claims that Peter- 
man agreed to pay Morris (who owns 
the English rights to the piece) a cer- 
tain sum every week and he has not 
lived up to that agreement. 



Sydney llynuin announces the fol- 
lowing acts to play South Africa, sail- 
ing Sept. 10: Lew Aubin, Lionel Will- 
man, Star and Leslie, Neville Delman 
and Mme. Alice Favler. 



Montgomery and Moore on their 
return to the Coliseum repeated their 
former success. Rinaldo is another 
who came back, and he did so very 
successfully. La Belle Titcomb used 
poor judgment in selecting songs, and 
was billed badly. The singer, called 
"a Parisian Operatic Vocalist," opened 
her act singing "Cubanola Glide." 



treatment he claims to have had at 
the hands of De Flo, the impressario, 
who accompanied the act. The father 
at one time traveled with the act. He 
says De Fio Induced the pair to leave 
him (Sousloff) and he is going to ap- 
peal to the French minister at Wash- 
ington in regards to the matter. De 
Fio is well known in vaudeville cir- 
cles, in London and on the Continent. 

(Jeorge Graves, the musical comedy 
comedian, will open in a comedy 
sketch at the Palace, Sept. 12. 



Sam Stern opens at Coliseum, Sept. 



12. 

Nat Saunders and Norah Kelly are 
in London and might be tempted to 
work while here. 



Lewis and Elvy are comedians who 
will start out with an act, written 
by Friend and Downing. 

The Empire, Kingston, will prob- 
ably be the next theatre on the out- 
skirts of London to open. An in- 
dependent company controls this hall. 



Julia Hooney, formerly of the Itoo- 
ney Sisters, is appearing about London 
as a "single." 



Griff Is negotiating and almost set- 
tled for a trip to the States in Jan- 
uary. The juggler is fixing up a tour 
with William Morris. 



Rransby Williams, at the Holborn 
last week, has two new items, one 
being a bit from "Hamlet," the other 
new comedy to replace the "penny 
showman." The comedy is in the 
character of an old canal boat cap- 
tain, exceedingly funny. 



Le Conipt, working under the name 
of Captain Spaulding, at the Canter- 
bury last week went on "No. 2," and 
from the reception the fire and hot 
lead eater should be able to get along 
on this side. 



The father of the Sousloffs. now in 
America, is very much upset at the 



While nothing definite can be found 
out about the future of the London 
Pavilion, rumors are still in the air 
about the Moss & Stoll interests taking 
the hall over. The Pavilion is one 
of the best situated of all halls. If a 
contest were arranged as to which hall 
in the world the most people pass in 
a day, the Pavilion would win. The 
trouble lately however, with the house 
seems to be that the people keep on 
passing. 

"Ship Ahoy" is the name of the 
next ballet for the Empire, London. 

David Bliss, formerly of Rosen & 
Bliss, who handled the booking of 
United Co. Theatres, Ltd., is now con- 
ducting an independent booking 
agency. 



PARIS NOTES 

BY EDWARD O. KENDREW 



Paris, Sept. 5. 
Ike Rose presented Rosa and Jo- 
sefa Balzek, with their bouncing boy, 
to a group of medical men Aug. 30. 
As an additional attraction the father 
of the baby was present, and he had 
the impudence to get on the stand and 
bow to the assembly. But of course 
it all makes a fine advert for Ike. The 
sisters are appearing at the Olympia 
as a side show. 



Paul Ruez tells me he will keep the 
Parisiana as a concert hall though he 
is still running moving pictures. 1 hear 
lie is now backed by some music pub- 
lishers, among whom are Joubert and 
M. Joulot. 



Marigny presented a new show Sept. 
1 , which is quite a novelty for this 
hall. Among the few vaudeville acts 
Misses Hammond and Wyatt, "the 
Sandow Girls," scored a big success. 
The other numbers are Louisa comic 
troupe; Les Rapidos, jugglers, and the 
:j Sisters Mellile who have been at 
this hall all the season. 



The Alcazar d'Ete closed Aug. 31, 
after a poor season. The Ambassa- 
deurs closes next week, and also the 
.Tardin de Paris. The Marigny will 
run till the end of September with 
the present program, and may remain 
open a couple of weeks in October. 



Etoile Palace is doing particularly 
well since it opened Aug. 26. The 
program remains excellent, with the 
usual weekly changes. Big business 
is in fact being done at all the music 
halls, but the same cannot be said for 
the theatres. 



Carmelita Ferrer, niece of the great 
Spanish agitator Ferror, who was shot 
by the authorities, is coming to Paris 
and will be seen as a danseuse at a 
music hall. 



Nouveau Cirque, which opened Aug. 
2 6, was the scene of an accident the 
next day. Miss Dorcey, lion tamer, 
was severely mauled by a lioness. On 
the Sunday they showed the cage as a 
number, but the animals did not per- 
forin. Among the acts playing here 
are the Sisters Wittus, wire walkera; 
Oglos Trio, trapeze; Jeffrey Silant. 
Australian cowboy; Trilby and Sven- 
gali, musical suggestions (cleverly 
presented), and Adas and Alex, acro- 
batic novelties. 



Marie Colombier, the rival of Sarah 
Bernhardt, has just died, at the age of 
66. They passed through the Conser- 
vatoire at the same time, and were 
warm friends, Marie taking first prize, 
and Sarah second. About 1883 they 
became estranged, and Marie Colom- 
bier published a pamphlet entitled 
"The Memories of Sarah Barnham," 
to which the other actress replied by 
another pamphlet bearing the title of 
"Marie Pigonnier." (Colombier means 
dove cot in English, and pigeonnier 



pigeon house, which will explain the 
intended wit of the grand tragedi- 
enne). This little feminine contro- 
versy caused much amusement, which 
is now brought to mind by the death 
of a clever but neglected actress. 



When Sarah Bernhardt appears 
Sept. 10, at the London Coliseum she 
will play the second act of "L'Aiglon," 
by Rostand, also fragments from 
Hamlet," "La Beffa," etc. She will 
take her own scenery and accessories 
to London, returning to Paris, Oct. 21, 
to prepare for her American tour. 

Mme. Andree Megard, a popular 
French actress, wife of M. Cemier, 
actor-manager of the Theatre Antoine, 
Paris, was the victim of her own im- 
prudence in an automobile accident, 
Aug. 30. While driving a motor car 
at a high speed in Brittany she lost 
control of the machine with serious 
results, and is now suffering from in- 
ternal injuries which may keep her 
long from the stage. 



"General" Ed. Lavine dropped out 
of the Marigny program Aug. 31, go- 
ing to Amsterdam. He returns for 
six weeks in 1912, and may be placed 
in the revue that year, in which case 
the engagement will be for three 
months. He tours England next year. 



Ba-Ta-Clan reopened Aug. 20, un- 
der the management of Mme. Raslmi, 
wife of M. Rasimi, owner of the Ca- 
sino-Kursaal and Eldorado at Lyons, 
who also acts as an agent for the 
French provinces and Italy. Mme. 
Rasimi was formerly in business as a 
theatrical dressmaker, still retaining 
her connections. 



By the decision of the Minister of 
Fine Arts foreign candidates for the 
conservatoire (national school of mu- 
sic) must in future present a certifi- 
cate of residence from the Paris police 
when filing a demand to be allowed to 
compete for admission to the classes. 
For artists stopping at hotels 
the owner frequently assumes this 
duty, which 1b extremely simple and 
need cause no anxiety. 



The Paris courts have decided a 
case of much interest to artists. In 
opposition to the Conseil de Prud' 
hommo (a workingman's arbitration 
tribunal), the 7th Chamber has de- 
cided that no indemnity is due an 
artist who has rehearsed a play and 
then been discharged prior to the pro- 
duction, unless there is a clause in 
the contract stating that after so many 
rehearsals, during which the man- 
ager will have had sufficient time to 
Judge the talent of the said artist, he 
cannot cancel the engagement for in- 
capacity without payment of an in- 
demnity — amount of which should be 
stated in the contract. This does not 
apply to acts already formed, but is 
important for artists engaged for re- 
vues and who have to rehearse often 
several weeks in advance. 



12 



VARIETY 



PARTNERS DISAGREE. 

Chicago, Sept. 15. 

The strained relations which have 
been known to exist for some time 
between George Spoor and his partner, 
Geo. M. Anderson, in the Essanay 
Company, are said to have reached 
almost to the point of open rupture. 

There is a report that Spoor has 
been compelled to negotiate for a new 
producer under pretext that Anderson 
is compelled to be away from the home 
plant attending to business at the 
Los Angeles branch. This is taken 
as an indication that the final break 
between Spoor and Anderson is at 
hand. 

Owing to the fact that Spoor to- 
gether with George Klelne, and Wil- 
liam N. Selig, the other big guns for 
the Paten ts Company out this way 
are In New York, these rumoip could 
not be confirmed Wednesday after- 
noon. It is said however, that fol- 
lowing the recent dismissal of A. M. 
Kennedy from his post as manager 
of Spoor's rental business, Kennedy 
connected with the old Melles Inde- 
pendent producing plant out here, and 
took with him so many of the opera- 
tives of the Essanay firm that a new 
force was necessary to continue the 
releases without Interruption. 



HISSED "A PATHE." 

Hisses came from all parts of the 
Manhattan theatre Monday night when 
the newly released colored film of the 
panther hunt from the Pathe Freres 
plant was exhibited. The picture 
shows a panther writhing In pain in 
a Jungle trap and, who, after being 
tormented by his captors, is shot in 
the head and killed by one of the 
hunters. 

The panther is a fine-looking fel- 
low. After he has tried hard to free 
himself, eliciting the sympathy of the 
audience he turns around to face the 
hunters and receives the full discharge 
of the gun in the eyes and mouth, 

Manager Gane says he would have 
omitted the film had the hisses come 
earlier in the day. 



RAPID PICTURE TAKING. 

French scientists of the Marey In- 
stitute have successfully experimented 
in taking distinct moving pictures of 
live insects and in order to accomplish 
their object had to use a film that 
moved at the rate of 4,000 centimeters 
a second (something over a mile a 
minute), and 2,000 exposures per sec- 
ond were effected. 

Under these conditions an exposure 
of 1-400, 000th second gives a sharp 
image. 

The inflnitesimally brief lighting is 
obtained by means of electric sparks 
passed between magnesium points. In 
clnematographing a fly with this ar- 
rangement it is necessary that insect 
must be in action. 



USING THE SUN. 

Paris, Sept. 6. 
An Italian, Silvio Doccetti, has in- 
vented a system of employing the 
sun's rays for projecting moving pic- 
tures. Explanations of the discovery 
will shortly be given in Rome. 



DIDN'T LIKE SCHEME. 

According to reports, the negotia- 
tions for the purchase of the National 
Vaudette Film Co., by the General 
Film Co. from Phil Gleichman and 
Al J. Gilligham have precipitated a 
condition of affairs that caused an 
upheaval in licensed ranks, and led 
to a lengthy meeting of the Patents 
Co., the session lasting Tuesday, 
Wednesday and Thursday of this 
week. 

Gleichman was the owner of the 
National Film Renting Co. (Detroit), 
and Gilligham of the Vaudette Film 
Exchange (Grand Rapids). Following 
the policy of consolidation advocated 
by the Patents Co., the two exchanges 
were combined under the name of 
National Vaudette. The General Film 
Co. then proposed to buy the renting 
concern, and Gilligham came on to 
New York for a conference. 

It is said that $40,000 was offered 
him, payable as follows: $5,000 cash, 
$15,000 in notes payable in five years, 
and $20,000 in stock of the General 
Film Co., and that the proposition 
was accepted. After his return to 
Detroit Gillligham is reported to have 
consulted Gleichman and after con- 
sideration reconsidered. 

The licensed exchanges which have 
not yet sold out to the Patents Co., 
realizing the precarlousness of their 
position, are in a dilemma. Until the 
formation of the Motion Pictures Dis- 
tributing & Sales Co., some security 
was felt, for exchanges going inde- 
pendent were welcomed into the In- 
dependent fold. Now the Sales Co. 
is not selling to exchanges promis- 
cuously, according to report. It is 
said that a number of "licensed" ex- 
changes who applied recently to the 
Sales Co. for admission were coldly 
received. 



VARIETY'S PICTURE REVIEWS 



PICTURES FOR NOTHING. 

London, Sept. 7. 

Fred Wilmot, the Liverpool man- 
ager, has been in town for a few days 
on booking business. Besides the in- 
terests Mr. Wilmot has in vaudeville 
houses in the north, the manager has 
been building up a circuit of moving 
picture theatres that now amounts to 
a total of fifteen houses, with five 
more building. 

Wilmot's running plan of these 
houses is quite novel and evidently 
up to now has shown good results. At 
the afternoon show tea is served 
gratis, and the price of admission to 
the theatres Is the same as would be 
paid for the tea in the restaurants. 

As Englanders must have their tea 
in the afternoon it might be said that 
they get the pictures for nothing The 
manager states the scheme may grow 
into a number of tea houses, with 
the pictures a side issue. 



•'The Girl in the Taxi" is to open 
at the Astor, New York. 



MAMAS BIRTHDAY PRESENT" (Kalem). 

Failure on the part of a husband to tell 
his wife where he had hidden her birthday 
present (black dog) and his unexpected de- 
parture from home, after the cook has left 
in a huff and two female guests arrive to 
visit the woman of the house, bring about a 
display of great fear on the part of the 
feminine contingent when they are awakened 
by the dog's efforts to escape from the closet. 
The three women go through quite a routine 
of facial expression, before tbey barricade the 
« loset door and telephone for the town police. 
A i leeram from "papa." after the neighbor- 
hood had gathered to witness the capture of 
ill" Intruder, explains everything to the 
i li.ii:rlritd women. This film Is good for sub- 
dued laughter, but It takes too long to work 
up the climaxes. The camera did excellent 
work. 



"THE TWO SISTERS" (Pathe). 

The Pathe firm again chooses an attempt 
at suicide as the piece de resistance. Two 
sisters are shown In a hard-hearted aunt's 
home. One is adopted by rich people, while 
the other remains behind to slave and drudge 
for her old aunt. Ten years pass, the scene 
changes. The unhappy sister can't stand life 
at her aunt's any longer. She runs away to 
seek employment as a cook. By chance she 
enters the house where her sister lives in 
contentment and luxury. The sisters do not 
know each other now. The adopted one does 
not like the way her sweetheart ogles the 
new maid. She orders her sister to leave. 
Here the Pathe suicide motive runs ram- 
pant. The downhearted, dispirted sister goes 
to her room, turns on the gas jets and lies 
down to die. The aunt returns to the film 
long enough to locate the runaway, find her 
other niece and incidentally cause the one 
almost asphyxiated to be restored to con- 
sciousness. Everything ends well. The film 
is an unpleasant one. 

"THE SEPOYS WIFE" (Vitagraph). 

With the photography clear and distinct 
throughout, the settings entirely adequate and 
the action intense, this film hits the bull's eye 
for entertainment, and there is a grand hur- 
rah at the finish. An English regimental doc- 
tor saves a Sepoy child. The mother's grati- 
tude Is shown when she saves the lives of the 
Englishman, his wife and child, and later 
brings reinforcements to a besieged fort. 
There Is a happy finale. The Sepoy outbreak, 
the burning of the Englishman's quarters and 
the subsequent attack on the fort are graph- 
ically reproduced by the camera. The scenes 
inside and outside the fort during the fight 
are good for some genuine thrills. The pic- 
ture as a whole is one of the best turned out 
by the Vitagraph company In some time. 
The ensemble by the soldiers at the close 
is well arranged. 

"LITTLE ANGELS OF LUCK" (Blograph). 

This picture gives many tugs at the heart- 
strings. The film is a good one and will be 
welcomed at any of the moving picture houses. 
There is a touch of human nature in it that 
appeals to everyone. The facial expression 
of the little girls is excellently shown through- 
out 

"MATILDA'S WINNING WAYS" (Lubln). 

According to* the picture any old way would 
have done for "Matilda" as long as she "got 
a man." The Idea Is not a new one. The 
principal effect used to create laughter Is the 
"chase." The end cornea when "the" man 
jumps Into shallow water. There Is too much 
forced acting. Chances to score with real 
comedy have been overlooked. 

"JIM THE RANCHER" (Sellg). 

Here's a picture on which the exhibitors 
can't go wrong. It does not rely on artificiali- 
ties, as the action might take place any day 
in the west. It has natural scenes and act- 
ing and some very pretty and pleasing pic- 
tures are made. A fine love story Is told with 
the leading parts superbly acted. A wedding 
brings the picture to a fitting close. Praise 
Is due to the photographer for the fine job he 
made of the ranch picture. 

"THE BELGIAN ARMY" (Pathe). 

First the cavalry is shown and the uniform- 
ed men of the Belgian army perform some 
hazardous work on horseback. In rapid suc- 
cession views of the Infantry, lancers, artil- 
lery and the big-plumed grenadiers are dis- 
played. The photography Is good. 

"LUCY AT BOARDING SCHOOL" (Pathe). 

This picture Is bound to Incur the HI will 
of many stern fathers and proud mothers of 
young girls, as It devotes some minutes to 
the smoking of a cigarette by the flippant 
miss at the boarding school, who receives 
only light punishment for violating the rules 
of the Institution. The smoke reaches the 
nostrils of the head mistress, who Is sitting in 
close range of the furnace grate on the floor 
above, and she finds the culprit locked within 
a cellar room. A portion of the girl's dress 
Is caught in the door. The preceptress uses 
the shears and cuts it off, intending to make 
sure who the pupil Is at bedtime. The girl 
effects a counter-stroke by using the scissors 
accordingly on the skirts of the other girls, 
but failed to notice that her underskirt had 
been damaged. The- pictures are clear, the 
scissor-cuttlng Incident being excellently re- 
producer by the camera. The picture Is not 
a laugh-getcer. Many opportunities to show 
real, genuine school-girl pranks have not been 
utilized by the film arrangers. What puzzles 
the audience Is that the girl's first cigarette, 
smoked at length, does not make her sick. 
This may lead some of the girls who see the 
picture to try their hand at smoking. 

"HOW SHE WON HIM" (Blograph). 

The course of true love does not run smooth 
for the young people In this picture, the man 
being reduced to poverty on short notice, after 
he had all the luxuries of life at his elbow. 
He endeavors to break the engagement and 
begin life in a new phase by starting at the 
bottom of the ladder. The girl and her uncle 
hatch a scheme whereby the former can keep 
her love still fresh by trying the poverty 
idea, placing herself on the same ground with 
her sweetheart. He Is offered a fine position 
with her father's firm and on reporting, finds 
the girl in the office as the "typewriter." 
There Is a renewal of the love making and 
the girl Is extremely happy. Then the uncle 
springs a surprise by showing the young 
man proof that the girl Is the newly installed 
president of the company. The apparent 



change in stations as far as the barrier of 
wealth is concerned throws the man into de- 
spair, but the girl convinces him that her 
love is stronger than any of the seeming 
obstacles in his path. The story is well told, 
although there does not seem to be enough 
action in its construction. However, the film 
will serve as a good filler for the exhibitors. 

"ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDER- 
LAND" (Edison). 
This film is entertaining in spots and suf- 
fers In comparison with the fairyland pic- 
tures arranged by the foreign photographers. 
Some of the illusions are well worked, but 
others seem to have been done on the hurry- 
up order. There Is enough novelty to offer 
mild entertainment for children. 



"THE THREE OF THEM" (Vitagraph). 

Childless parents take an orphan boy on 
two weeks' trial and the youngster Ingratiates 
himself into the woman's heart to such an ex- 
tent that she parts with him with great re- 
luctance at the end of the fortnight. Her 
subsequent loneliness is noticed by her hus- 
band, who goes to the asylum and adopts the 
youngster, who again brightens up the wo- 
man's existence and there is general content- 
ment in the household. The picture drives a 
good point home. It shows that domestic hap- 
piness may receive an impetus that knows no 
bounds when a child, though only an adopted 
one, comes like a ray of sunshine into the 
home. 



"THE APPEAL OF THE PRAIRIE" (Pathe). 
There is a noticeable lack of realism and 
many artificial effects are used that fall to 
thrill the habitues of the moving picture 
houses, who have long become used to seeing 
dilapidated stage scenery spoil the effect de- 
sired. The theme is on the order of "Strong- 
heart" to the extent that an Indian falls in 
love with a white girl. The lawn party and 
Indian camp scenes are the best, and they 
stick closer to nature than the other details. 
The make-up of the redman is repulsive. 

"ROBERT. THE DEVIL" (Gaumont). 

A mythical picture which enfolds a story 
about the Duke of Normandy, and his banish- 
ment with a condemned man, whom he has 
saved and who is none other than Satan in 
disguise. A more complete synopsis of the 
picture story would help matters, although 
the film lacks a lot of snappy action to make 
it more impressive. In its present shape the 
picture is a conglomerated mass of foreign 
courts, palace routine and stagey attitudes. 
The picture lacks attractiveness, but may 
stimulate a little interest among the grown- 
ups for its connection with the old historical 
days when superstition was all the rage. 

HUNTING THE PANTHER (Pathe). 

A colored film, which shows a panther hunt 
in India. The film is genuinely interesting, 
the photography of high class and the trap- 
ping and subsequent killing of the animal real- 
istically reproduced. 

"LITTLE BOY" (Sellg). 

Aside from a few flaws and several things 
not quite clear to the audience, this picture 
showing a mother's love, is Interesting and 
tells an everyday story. The photography Is 
excellent. The picture has a happy ending, 
where In after years mother and son are 
shown In affectionate embrace. 



"A MOHAWK'S WAY" (Blograph). 

Another Indian story, clearly pictured. The 
white medicine man shows an Intense dislike 
for the Indians and when begged to come to 
their camp to administer to a sick papoose, 
brutally strikes the spokesman. His wife, un- 
known to him, goes to the tent where the lit- 
tle one 19 ill and her pellets restore the fever- 
stricken papoose to good health. There Is 
enough human nature in the picture to make 
it appeal to the audience. 



"A GOOD GLUE" (Pathe). 

The biggest laugh is at the finish, when all 
the victims of the sticky concoction man con- 
gregate at his doorstep with various articles 
glued to their clothes. The fire department 
arrives and drenches all of them. The man 
who made the glue. Is given a beating and 
is then suspended above his own door with the 
adhesive stuff. The film Is short but funny. 

"HE MET THE CHAMPION" (Essanay). 

Aside from a few funny mix-ups between a 
young man, imbued with a desire to learn to 
wrestle and beat a champion out of a hundred 
dollars, and different people whom he meets 
en route, and starts his preliminary training 
by trying to practice on them, the attempted 
comedy is overdone. The comedy finish. In 
particular, is so impossible It causes no 
laughter. 



"WHIST" (Essanay). 

It beats all how people accustomed to the 
noise and bustle of a big city and the turbu- 
lent humdrum of flat life show such fiery re- 
sentment when a few of the musically In- 
clined neighbors endeavor to spend the even- 
ing at home with their beloved Instruments. 
At the same time they are having a card 
party. For a short period, the host quiets 
the musicians by giving cigars, but the 
Scotchman with the bagpipes refuses the prof- 
fered weeds. He calls a halt only when 
whiskey Is handed him. Whether there had 
been a prearranged meeting of all the mu- 
sicians is not known, but they finally come 
together In the piano-player's room, strike a 
tune and break up the card party. There Is a 
drunken finish. The picture is shy many 
markB in comedy effects. It will never re- 
lease any floodgates of honest laughter. 



VARIETY 



13 



CIRCUSES IN TEXAS. 

New Orleans, Sept. 16. 

All the tented shows seem to be 
rounding up to ent r Texas. They will 
soon be there, several entering around 
the first of the coming month. 

The routes as laid out in the south 
call for really two divisions. One will 
be south of the Mason and Dixon line 
and east of the Mississippi. In this 
territory will travel the Ringling show, 
"101 Ranch" and the Wallace-Hagen- 
heck organization. 

In the other section the Barnum- 
Bailey show, "Buffalo Bill Wild West" 
and Sells-Floto will fight it out. The 
Wallace-Hagenbeck, Sells-Floto, and 
"101" represent the "independent" 
faction in each group. 

In Texas, the line up for the Ring- 
ling shows seems to be to send the 
Forepaugh-Sells after the Big Show, 
the first named making stands in 
Texas towns that have not seen a cir- 
cus in several years. The Forepaugh- 
Sells will also drop in on some of the 
big towns visited ahead by the Bar- 
num-Bailey circus. The Ringlings 
are of the opinion that the Fore- 
paugh-Sells will secure a lot of money 
in the smaller places, and their two 
shows should come through the state 
both big winners, according to their 
opinion. 

The Big Show is due to close at 
West Point, Miss., Nov. 8. 

The Sells-Floto is the only show 
that has its October route published. 
At present it reads Beaumont, Tex., 
Oct. 12; Port Arthur, 13; Lake 
Charles, La., 14; Leesville, 15; Texar- 
kana, Tex., 17. 



"10 IS" BIG FAIR WEEK. 

Chicago, Sept. 15. 

Reliable information is at hand that 
Miller Bros. & Arlington's week with- 
in the Minnesota State fair grounds 
developed phenomenal business for the 
"Wild West." 

Three shows were given daily. The 
receipts are said to have averaged 
close to $6,000 per day. This is 
the second week stand for the ranch 
show this summer, the other long stay 
having been made at Riverview Park, 
this city, where the attendance was 
very large and satisfactory, but not 
up to general expectations. 

Edward Arlington's side issue, 
"Young Buffalo's Wild West," has 
been playing in the vicinity of Chi- 
cago during the past fortnight, to re- 
porter! large business. 



HORSES BRING TROUBLE. 

Howard S. Starrett, of Brooklyn, 
proprietor of the Starrett circus, and 
Nelson Bennett, one of the clowns 
with the tented aggregation, were 
placed under arrest at Jamaica, Sept. 
10, on orders of Magistrate Maurice 
K. Connolly, of the Jamaica police 
court, on a charge of cruelty to ani- 
mals. The judge was invited to at- 
tend the performance and the result 
was that the arrests followed. Four 
< f the show's horses were confiscated. 

Agents of the Society for the Pre- 
vention of Cruelty to Animals wit- 
nessed the parade. They declared 
the horses the clowns were driving 
were unfit for duty. 

The judge says the condition of 
the horses at the show were not up 
fo the standard claimed by Starrett. 



CIRCUS 



FESTIVAL COSTS B-B MONEY. 

San Francisco, Sept. 16. 

The Native Sons Festival costs the 
Barnum-Bailey show about $12,000, it 
is estimated, not in receipts, but as a 
net loss. The Festival proved dis- 
astrous to all show business here. The 
Native Sons' Committee baa a deficit 
of about $15,000. Through location, 
the Orpheum was about the only house 
in town which did not heavily suffer. 

The Festival parade lasted until four 
in the afternoon. Neither the Bar- 
num-Bailey show nor the American 
theatre gave an afternoon performance 
during it. 

The Barnum-Bailey circus made a 
poor showing in its parades. Outfit 
and costumes showed wear. The 
night crowd for the opening circus 
performance was light, and matinees 
poorly attended. Many complaints 
have been made of the poor handling 
in the reserved section. 

The feature of the performances 
were the aerial acts. "Desperado," 
the advertised big feature of the show, 
worked for eight days here last sea- 
son at the Chutes. 

John Ringling, minus his mustache, 
was around the main entrance. 



ATTACK OF TYPHOID. 

Webster City, la., Sept. 15. 

A scourge of typhoid seems to have 
broken out among the employees of 
the Ringling show. Five members 
of this tented attraction are in the 
hospital at Marshalltown, four with 
typhoid. Those in the hospital are: 

Albert Hodgini, Austrian bareback 
rider, typhoid. 

Mrs. Albert Hodgini, premature 
birth. 

E. L. Sayre, Omaha, head ticket 
seller, typhoid. 

Geo. W. Kealer, clown, typhoid. 

Henry Marnitz, typhoid. 

All are doing well, but their ab- 
sence from the circus is causing more 
or less inconvenience. 



WINTERING IN CLIFTON. 

If present plans do not miscarry, 
Miller Bros.' "Wild West 101 Ranch" 
will establish winter quarters at Clif- 
ton, N. J., as previously reported. 

Kngineerj have surveyed the tract 
and contractors are now busily en- 
Raged in erecting animal sheds, barns, 
blacksmith and wagon shop, rehearsal 
arena, boarding house and places to 
house the help. 

The stock will be quartered in barns 
adjacent to the Government Quaran- 
tine Station at Athenia. The Millers 
have been after the Clifton site for 
lour years. 



SHIFTS, AFTER 34 YEARS. 

Ceorge Aiken, who was formerly 
with the John Robinson shows, hav- 
ing official connections for thirty-four 
years with that organization, is now 
allied with the business force of the 
Robinson Shows, which is a brand 
new circus outfit, being transported on 
sixteen cars. 



COL. FRANKLIN WILL RETIRE. 

Chicago, Sept. 15. 

Col. Wm. E. Franklin, as general 
manager of the Sells-Floto Show, is 
finishing his last season in the circus 
business. He is wealthy, has a beau- 
tiful home in Valparaiso, Ind, and an 
income from investments in Illinois 
and Indiana farm mortgages to more 
than supply an income to sustain in 
their naturally modest system of liv- 
ing himself and wife for their re- 
maining years. 

Col. Franklin is authority for this 
statement, made to a Variety rep- 
resentative. He has spent his life in 
the circus business, as owner, man- 
ager and general agent of various or- 
ganizations. Until he went with the 
Sells-Floto Show a couple of years 
ago he had for many years been gen- 
eral agent of the Wallace and Wal- 
lace-Hagenbeck Shows. 



NEW SHOW KEEPS ON? 

It seems no certainty, from reports 
around, that the Forepaugh-Sells cir- 
cus will again travel as a Ringling or- 
ganization for next season. Circus- 
men claim though that while the Bar- 
aboo Brothers may be deliberating 
over the course they will pursue in 
regards to the future of this revived 
circus, there is little doubt but that 
it will continue over the country in 
1911. 

Since leaving Manhattan Field, New 
York, early in the season, and a long 
rain stretch behind them that 
the Forepaugh-Sells show has re- 
turned good profits to its managers. 
This is the reason, the circus people 
say, that the show will go out again; 
because there is money In It. 



BOOKS RIDING ACT. 

Chicago, Sept. 15. 

The Riding Rootneys will play 
vaudeville, after the closing of the 
circus season. The couple are with 
the Barnum-Bailey circus. It is four 
years since they appeared in vaude- 
ville. 

Al Sutherland, the New York agent, 
has booked the riding act to open in 
vaudeville Dec. 26, with the remainder 
of the winter all filled up. 



CLOWN LEFT CIRCUS. 

San Francisco, Sept. 15. 
Dick Ford, a clown with the Bar- 
num and Bailey show, quit at Med- 
ford, Ore., to open at the American, 
San Francisco, Sept. 11. He will work 
east over the Sullivan-Considine time. 



Miller Bros. "101 Ranch Wild West 
Show," will be one of the big features 
of the Georgia State Fair, at Macon, 
the later part of this month. Special 
arrangements have been made so that 
the show will not suffer from counter 
attractions. Pain's Fireworks and 
Wright Bros.' airships will also be 
star attractions at the fair. 



FINED FOR SHOWING FREAK. 

St. Joseph, Mo., Sept. 16. 

Charged with exhibiting a mon- 
strosity in the shape of a man with 
two bodies, Henry Ringling, of Ring- 
ling Bros.' circus; O. C. Noble, man- 
ager of the side show; Pirumel Sannl, 
a freak, and M. K. Rowe, his valet, 
were each fined $25 and costs in an 
unusual session in police court. 

Prosecuting Attorney Keller caused 
the arrests, claiming that the Ring- 
ling "spieler" described Sanni as be- 
ing possessed of two bodies. 



ARRESTED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT. 

Topeka, Kans., Sept. 15. 
Harry Sutton, a circus guard, was 
arrested here at the Ringling ticket 
wagons on a charge of embezzlement 
of $87 at Meta, Mo., the Rock Island 
railroad having several charges against 
him, alleging that he secured money 
from that corporation when employed 
at different times as telegraph oper- 
ator and ticket agent. 



CIRCO SHIPP PREPARING. 

Chicago, Sept. 5. 

Roy Feltus, who is contracting the 
newspaper advertising for Barnum ft 
Bailey, is preparing for the winter 
season of the Clrco Shipp, which goes 
into the Tropics this fall for Its fifth 
season down that way. 

Edward Shipp and Feltus are equal 
owners. 



3,000 MILES ON HORSEBACK. 

San Francisco, Sept. 16. 

A large crowd speeded the depart- 
ure of Nan J. Aspinwall of Flathead 
Valley, Montana, (recently with Buf- 
falo Bill's "Wild West") who left 
this city, Aug. 31, on horseback for 
New York. 

Miss Aspinwall contemplates com- 
pleting the trip within 100 days. Her 
sole companion Is a Scotch collie. 



After a successful season, the Lau- 
rier circus has finished its tour through 
Canada. The last stand was at Medi- 
cine Hat, Alta., where the farewell 
performance was made a memorable 
one. Big returns are reported through 
the circus invasion of Western Canada. 



John Ringling has engaged apart- 
ments in New York for his family dur- 
ing the winter, and will make his head- 
quarters in the metropolis over the 
cold spell. Alf T. Ringling is now 
on the other Bide, having sailed a 
couple of weeks ago. 

The animals which have been on 
exhibition at the Zoo in Chester, W. 
Va., have been shipped to Calhoun, 
Mo., by W. P. Hall, the owner, and 
will make up part of the menagerie 
of a show which Mr. Hall is organiz- 
ing for next season. 



Thos. I Irmly has taken up the pro- 
motion of The Fadettes, also Slater's 
Band. 



The Ringling Bros., at the request 
of the Board of Commissioners of 
Raleigh, N. C, have switched the 
dates for Raleigh and Durham so that 
the show would not Interfere with 
the State fair to be held at Raleigh. 
The switching saved the Bros. $150 
as the Board agreed to charge the 
circus the minimum rate because of 
(he concession made. $300 had al- 
ready been paid for the license. Half 
the amount has hpen returned. 



14 



VARIETY 



NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation, First Appearance 

or Reappearance In or Around 

New York 



Rigoletta Brothers, Orpheum. 
"Song Review/* Hammerstein's. 
Tyson and Brown, Hammerstein's. 
Laypo and Benjamin, Hammersteln's. 
**One Housetop,*' Alhambra. 
May Elinore, Bronx. 
Wish Wynne, American. 
"Man in Red,** American. 
Thessen*s Dogs, American. 



La Pia, 

Dances. 

11 Min.; Full Stage. 

Colonial. 

La Pia had her work cut out for 
her, coming into New York r after all 
the other dancers, who had used light 
effects in seemingly every possible 
manner conceivable. So much more 
credit must go to the producer of 
this act for this very reason. After 
looking at all the others in that line, 
La Pia stands out head and shoul- 
ders above them all. It is not so 
much that there Is a difference, or 
that this, or that, is more beautiful, 
but it is the attention to detail and 
the blending of everything that make 
the offering stand out. The music, 
most important, has received special 
attention, and has its effect. The 
opening dance is a little away from 
the usual. The set is a Japanese gar- 
den arrangement, but not of the comic 
opera type. It is all lace and spangles, 
with many lanterns. The dancer 
makes her appearance from a large 
lantern, hung In the centre of the 
stage. A dainty dance, to the most 
fetching Japanese music, is really de- 
lightful, and the effect of the lighting 
is exquisite. "The Dance of the Pyra- 
mids" follows, then "The Fire Dance" 
(not featured as strongly in this act 
as in the others), probably better 
done than in most cases. The finish 
comes in "The Sea Nymph," with 
the moving picture effect of the surf, 
worked wonderfully well. The dancer 
is seen struggling among the waves 
and is gradually overcome, being 
finally carried down, making a cork- 
ing finish. The effect had to be 
worked well down stage at the Colo- 
nial. When seen at the Palace, Lon- 
don, it was placed well up stage, and 
was doubly effective. La Pia herself 
deserves special mention. She is a 
dandy looking blonde, who under- 
stands dancing and carries it through 
in a manner to secure the best re- 
sults. Closing the show at the Co- 
lonial, the act received two good cur- 
tains, a great deal for a turn of this 
sort at the end of a program. It is 
a big number, and a good card for the 
Orpheum Road Show, with which it 
is to travel. Dash. 



A girl baby reached the Geo. M. 
Cohan home this week. 



Jock McKay will "break In" a new 
turn at Atlantic City next week. 



Countess Thamara De Swirsky. 

Classical Dances. 

16 Mlns.; Full Stage. 

Hammersteln*s. 

Receipt for the making of a classi- 
cal dancer: Strip the subject, wind 
three and a half yards of gauze 
around the body, not allowing any 
below the knees, then have the sub- 
ject hop on the right foot, leaning 
slightly forward at the samo time 
giving a short backward kick with the 
left. Repeat this slowly several times, 
and then have subject fall on her 
face. The Countess is a perfect stu- 
dent. She is classical to the tips of 
her toes. She hops easily, kicks back 
gracefully and falls on her face, 
though not quite soon enough. The 
program goes into oceans of descrip- 
tive matter. Each move the Countess 
makes is symbolical of something or 
other. The first number is a piano 
selection. The Countess makes many 
mysterious passes before seating her- 
self at the piano. She finally lands 
on the Ltool and gets it over with. 
The piano portion of the Countess' 
act 1b rather badly placed this week, 
for the Countess follows Edwards, Van 
and Tlerney, who use a piano also. 
The trio's "Italian Love" interferes 
with the Countess* "Rachmaninoff Pre- 
lude," but then the Countess does not 
depend upon her plamo playing, she is 
a dancer. After the piano incident, 
Thomara comes back and dances "The 
Bat." (It isn't as bad as it sounds.) 
No harm was done. The boy who fol- 
lowed that nearly cooked it for New- 
port's near-rage. The program de- 
scribes it as "Pizzicato of Delibes," 
with the joyous lightness of a happy, 
playing child. Just as a friendly 
hint, the Countess wants to can the 
Pizzicato thing, else she may never 
get through to do the only thing worth 
while in her arrangement, "The Bac- 
chanal." There is some sense to 
this wild dance, but after you have 
seen Pavlowa do it (assisted by Mord- 
kin) then you won't care to look at 
anyone else. The Countess follows 
the tame routine as the Russian wo- 
man in the dance. Noticing what she 
got out of it, one couldn't well help 
speculating upon what Pavlowa would 
do at the Hammerstein house. The 
dance pulled the Countess out of a 
bad hole Monday night. The house 
started to "kid" her in the previous 
number. The woman cannot become 
a drawing card, for dancing of this 
sort is "cold." Nothing better in the 
particular line has been seen over 
here than Gertrude Hoffman's "Blue 
Danube." There was applause for 
the Countess as she finished and a 
bunch of flowers also, but it doesn't 
take away from the fact that it all 
comes under the head of the "Salome 
bunk." The public must be full up 
by this time. Oswald Stoll had eight 
of these dancers on at one time at 
the London Hippodrome. They be- 
came the best comedy act the house 
ever had. If Mr. Hammerstein can 
dig up eight more Countesses and 
make a big laughing number of it, 
he may do some business. The at- 
tendance Monday evening, though, 
was bl &- Dash. 



"Venus on Wheels.** 

Bicycle. 

10 Mlns.; Full Stage (Bare). 

American. 

Towards the close of the act, but 
a simple Bilk union suit prevents 
"Venus" from becoming as bare as the 
stage she rides her bicycle upon. This 
is the interesting portion of the turn. 
The silk is of a very fine grade, and 
drawn taut over the rider's pretty 
form, there is a pink background for 
the black color of the suit. "Venus" 
is a very comely person, a good bi- 
cycle rider, and the owner of some 
"flgger." A boy is the assistant at 
one time. First appearing in a rather 
loose outfit of clothes, Miss Venus 
rides and rides. There is too much 
of the riding. The audience prefers 
the "flgger." Perhaps the boy might 
supply the first part of the act, with 
"Venus" coming on only in the union 
suit, under the spotlight, and in the 
best poses a-wheel she is capable of 
taking. A couple Monday night were 
well worth viewing. Sufficient trick 
work is necessary only to keep the 
bike moving. If "Venus" wishes to 
become a vaudeville star, she must 
depend on her "flgger" alone. The 
bicycle riding is not important beside 
that. She makes an attractive act, 
plus the union suit. The suit is cut 
low at the throat. "Venus" might 
help her appearance all In black by 
becoming fully enveloped, to the neck. 

Sime. 



Rose Pi to no f. 
Diver. 

10 Mlns.; Full Stage (Tank and Spec- 
ial Set.) 
Fifth Avenue. 

Rose Pitonof, a little miss of 16, 
who swam from the Charleston Bridge 
to Boston Light several weeks ago, 
made her vaudeville debut in New 
York this week at the Fifth Avenue 
after having been a "local riot" in 
Boston, her home town. New York- 
ers care little whether or not the 
young lady swam clear around Cape 
Cod. The mere fact of Miss Pitonof 
having accomplished the swim is not 
sufficient to make her a headliner on 
the vaudeville stage in New York. 
Miss Pitonof has an act In which 
swimming is the principal factor. 
After having seen Kellerman, Myrma, 
Nord and Odlva, one can hardly real- 
ize that this little girl is really doing 
a "diving act." Upon making her 
initial appearance in a little white 
frock, Rose looks as though she might 
only be 12 years of age, but in her 
bathing costume she displays a won- 
derful development. The announcer 
seems to be very well acquainted with 
the subject of which he speaks and 
tells a very plausible tale. Monday 
night the swimmer evidently had the 
balcony well filled with her friends. 
Some were possessed of "iron hands." 
All the applause came from that sec- 
tion. 



Lind, the impersonator, now play- 
ing the S-C Circuit, is opening his act 
with a song written by Karl Tausig. 



Homer B. Mason, Marg— rlf 

Keeler and Oo. (4) 

"In and Out** (Comedy). 

26 Min.; Full Stage; Close in 

One (Special set and drop). 

Colonial. 

Homer Mason and Marguerite 
Keeler have fallen upon a valuable 
piece of property In their new sketch, 
"In and Out," which they are show- 
ing for the first time in Manhattan 
this week. The piece has everything 
for a comedy number, even bringing 
invaluable novelty into it. The nov- 
elty is in the quick shifting from an 
interior to an exterior set several 
times during the action. The changes 
are made in Jig time. The sketch 
should not have been placed on the 
same bill with "His Nerve," which it 
is following this week at the Colonial. 
The themes of the piece are not dis- 
similar, although one Is dramatic. 
The Brother in "In and Out" (Walter 
S. Howe) leaves the house, telling the 
Sister (Marguerite Keeler) that his 
friend The Expected Quest (Charles 
Wilson) will be in to stay the night. 
The Sister does not know the friend. 
When The Unexpected Guest (Homer 
Mason) gets into the wrong house, 
she thinks it the Quest. Complica- 
tions arise through The Cop (Frank 
Le Strange) having seen The Guest 
enter through a window and, believ- 
ing he is a burglar, he goes in after 
him. He is gotten rid of and the Ex- 
pected Quest arrives, bringing more 
complications. 

The act closes in "one" with The 
Unexpected Quest and The Sister sit- 
ting on the steps of the house, after 
they have slipped the police. The 
pieces abound with bright, snappy 
lines, which start with Mason's en- 
trance in "one" where he does a cap- 
ital bit as a "souse" trying to get into 
the house. The laughs follow with 
Mason and Miss Keeler in a scene in- 
side the house, and there is a laugh 
in almost every line from this time 
to the end of the sketch. Mr. Mason 
is seen at his best. His souse is done 
to just the proper turn and his han- 
dling of the funny lines could not be 
Improved upon. Miss Keeler plays 
a convent graduate in a charmingly 
natural manner. Her attitude is most 
homelike, with nothing stagy or 
forced in her work. As a foil for 
Mason, she is perfect. Walter S. 
Howe and Charles Wilson fit in nicely 
with minor roles, as does Frank Le 
Strange. This all goes toward mak- 
ing the piece the big success it is. 
Handicapped by following the other 
sketch, which also involved burglars, 
mistaken identity and policemen, the 
Colonial audience took to "In and 
Out" with a gladsome cry. Mr. Mason 
and Miss Keeler have nothing to 
worry about in the "vehicle" line for 
the next couple of seasons to come. 

Dash. 



The Richardinis sailed for Europe 
Tuesday. They are under contract to 
return in November. 



"Jumping Jack** Hawkins has been 
booked for the Apollo in Berlin, with 
Brussels to follow. 



Bert Spencer (Qahan and Spencer) 
is the son of Billy Spencer, the come- 
dian. 



The Bronx is to have .another new 
theatre, projected at a cost of |200,- 
000, according to report. 



"The Land of the Free**, with Joe 
Welch starred, opens Sept. 26 at New- 
ark. 



E. Warren Hatch is rejoicing upon 
an addition to the family, a boy. 



VARIETY 



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Andrew Mack. 

Songs. 

25 Mini.; One. 

Majestic, Chicago. 

When Andrew Mack played in such 
large auditoriums as the Academy, 
New York, and McVicker's, Chicago 
his voice never seemed to quite fill 
the place, but with the quiet attention 
which the Majestlc's vaudeville au- 
dience gave to him Monday afternoon 
there were no such shortcomings 
noticeable. At times, to gain the pret- 
tiest effect, he softened his voice to 
barely a whisper of melody. Mack 
comes best recommended as a dispen- 
ser of Irish love songs. Disappoint- 
ment was keen when his repertoire 
disclosed only a brief medley of 
Erin's folk-songs, and that at the very 
beginning. He sang before the plush 
drop, accompanied by a man who 
played the piano and at times lent his 
voice in pleasing harmony with the 
sweet notes of the erstwhile singing 
star. After whetting the appetites of 
his listeners with the melange of Irish 
tunes, Mack turned, in order, to topi- 
cal ditty, an imitation of Caruso, and 
finally to a "coon" song with some 
dance steps. The Mack listened to 
was not the Mack the audience came 
to hear. The singer was obviously 
nervous and fidgety. He wasted good 
time telling uninteresting and un- 
funny tales between songs twisting 
and twitching about like a young 
chap new at the game. Mack used up 
twenty-five minutes. Better far for 
him to have come through with three 
or four bright Irish love-songs in half 
the time and received, as would have 
surely followed, the tributes of ap- 
preciation he, might righteously ex- 
pect. As it was he passed fairly well, 
but only so. Walt. 



Fairman, Furman and Fairman. 
Character Singing, Piano Playing. 
12 Mins.; One. 
Hronx. 

Of the "three act" type that is 
flourishing now. The time is taken 
up with two songs, both of the com- 
edy sort. One is called "Kelly Can," 
the other a "rag," both sung as duets; 
a bit on the piano by one of the men 
while the other two make a change 
from evening clothes to Italian cos- 
tume in which they do a burlesque on 
the table d'hote favorite "Cherri Birri 
Bi" "Rosa Marie" with topical lyrics. 
These are the best the boys do. The 
piano playing is drawn out though the 
pianist is a clever performer. The act 
was on opening the second part, and 
in that place did fairly. Their open- 
ing was spoiled Tuesday evening by 
the lights refusing to work, and the 
act started on a dark stage. 



Tony (ienaro. 

Singing, Dancing and Stories. 

12 Mins.; One. 

Small Time. 

Tony Genaro is offering dialect sto- 
ries, rather ancient, songs of a like 
calibre and some dancing that is ra- 
ther too quiet. Genaro would do bet- 
ter if he cut out the stories and con- 
fined his endeavors to straight work. 
He has a good enough singing voice 
and with his dancing, could manage to 
get over in fairly good shape. His 
present effort is nothing extra. 



Alva York. 

Songs. 

15 Mins.; One. 

American. 

Alva York has appeared in a good 
many theatres, but at the American 
this week, is her first New York show- 
ing. She is English, and sings Eng- 
lish songs. Miss York has four num- 
bers, each one good. She closes with 
the best, called "Toodles." It is a live- 
ly selection, even more so. Applause 
which had been desultory during the 
other three, ripened into real hit noise 
as the singer finished this spicy num- 
ber. A little talk (but too much as a 
matter of fact) went with it. Her other 
was something about "Only a Dream," 
with breezy lyrics, while her first song 
"She's English," made an excellent 
starter. "Strolling in the Park" has 
the lyric in the title. Miss York is 
a brunette, changes quickly for each 
number, appearing at the final one in 
grotesque dress. Her other gowns 
are quite modish. In voice she is a 
cross between Vesta Victoria and Daisy 
Harcourt; in style of singing much 
like the latter. With her present 
repertoire, nicely delivered and well 
enunciated, Miss York should hold 
herself up in vaudeville. If she can 
continue to handle the same line of 
goods, her salary should remain up 
with the rest of the act. 

Rime. 



Dow and Dow. 

Hebrews. 

13 Mins.; One. 

American. 

To attract attention as Hebrew co- 
medians at this late day, one or two 
men or more should do something; 
something different. Dow and Dow 
don't. They seem to have taken 
Yorke and Adams for a pattern, with 
one favoring Joe Welch more than 
either of the other two. The boys 
came from the coast, played a week in 
New York, joined a burlesque show 
at the opening of the present season 
and though the present burlesque sea- 
son Is but two weeks old, they return 
again to vaudeville — at the American. 
The best in the turn is a parodied 
medley, closing. As a medley it 
amounts to little, but was sufficient to 
have left a good impression for the 
spot they occupied ("No. 2") had 
they quit then. The applause must 
have stirred them, however. Follow- 
ing a wait, the one thing that should 
have been avoided at that point, the 
couple reappeared as Scotch Hebrews, 
had a Harry Lauder parody to match 
the costumes, and did some dance 
steps they had performed when, first 
entering. There is some inconse- 
quential talk mixed in with the songs. 
Dow and Dow ought to keep the Scotch 
bit away from the finish, if they can 
not change more quickly. When this 
is attended to, the rest of the act 
might be looked after for improve- 
ment. The first thing to go after is 
to invest their Hebrews with some 
token, though slight it is necessary for 
individuality. Otherwise they will 
continue to look like a "small time 
act." Simc. 



Kadle Furman. 

Songs. 

20 Mins.; One. 

Majestic, Chicago. 

This pleasing little artist has re- 
turned from foreign shores a much 
Improved performer. If she has been 
eone three years, as the program 
states, she has invested the time to 
an advantage. Two weeks ago Miss 
Furman marked her home-coming 
with an engagement in St. Louis. 
Milwaukee followed last week, and 
Monday she was thoroughly settled 
in her song repertory, when she faced 
in fifth place, a crowded matinee au- 
dience. Costume changes are a dis- 
tinctive feature of her turn, more 
time than is expedient being spent be- 
yond the range of vision. She opened 
with "Yum Yum Tree" and fared 
very well, looking fine in a blue dress 
and pretty hat. She changed to char- 
acter costume for a German dialect 
comic, wherein she makes the mis- 
take of "stalling" too long, during 
the chorus, to repeat over and over 
again a series of arm-wavings which 
signify little. Her third song was "1 
Love It" sung with a pretty pink 
ankle length dress. Fourth and final- 
ly she appeared to the best advan- 
tage of all in appropriate uniform 
to sing "I Don't Want to Be a 
Soldier." Some lively step dancing 
sharpened up this interlude and she 
closed to applause sufficient for five 
bows. Radie's percentage figures 
about equally on appearance, includ- 
ing costumes, and songs. She made 
good. Walt. 



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Kd wards, Van and Tierney. 

Songs. 

17 Mins.; Two. Close in One. 

Huninierstein's. 

This is the type of act that at pres- 
ent is sort of a craze about New 
York. It has either been brought 
about by the numberless "raggy" 
songs written lately, or it is the songs 
that have made this sort of act popu- 
lar. That much depends upon the 
songs leads to the latter conclusion. 
Edwards, Van and Tierney were a big 
hit at Hammerstein's, where the first 
of these acts to show in New York 
was a riot. The boys work straight, 
two singing, with the third at the 
piano. All look well, which is a fa- 
vorable start. An Irish number gives 
the act a good start, and "Piano Man" 
capitally run off by one of the boys 
who can sing the "coon" stuff kept 
things moving. "Italian Love" fol- 
lowed, and gave evidence that the 
song has much to do with the success 
of these acts. The song was a tre- 
mendous hit. The "ragtime" piano 
playing also went over big, thanks 
in a long measure to the very good 
work of Hammerstein's trap drummer. 
The finish "I'm Off to Reno," was well 
worked up, and made a suitable fin- 
ish although carried out too far. Three 
verses would be plenty. Six leaves 
the audience tired instead of clamor- 
ing. Edwards, Van and Tierney are 
hilled as "entertainers." They can go 
in any house and live up to the bill- 
ing. 

Dank. 



Lunette Sisters. 
"Whirling Geisha Girls.' 
10 Mins.; Full Stage. 
America. 

The Lunette Sisters, under the cap- 
tion of "Whirling Geisha Girls" pre- 
sent a rather fair imitation of the 
Curzon Sisters, (the original "Human 
Butterflies"). Between the aerial 
flights, the two women prance about, 
first as Geishas, and later, as they 
strip down in the clothing department, 
as what their suits at the moment may 
indicate they are. The dancing is 
immaterial. It gives their teeth and 
themselves a rest between whirls. A 
four-cornered sort of dome that has 
the appearance of a pyramid stands 
upon the stage. Through it (from 
probably beneath the stage) runs a 
heavy steel rod. Attached to this is 
a lattice looking straight piece of 
steel, horizontally across the vertical 
pole. At either end of the steel Is 
a rope, on which there is a mouth- 
piece. The girls cling to the ropes 
by their teeth, and are swung into the 
air by the steel piece being run up on 
the pole. In swinging, they are not 
raised high, nor whirled over fast, 
though Monday night at the Ameri- 
can was their first show. Regarding 
the work and action, that will prob- 
ably improve. It looks good In a 
theatre, and scored quite strongly, 
closing the first half of the bill. It 
seems that excepting the ending of the 
performance, the full light should not 
be turned on. The girls might swing 
under colored lights, particularly in 
the 'serpentine." Neither is there 
a plausible reason why the women, 
when in the air, must slow down and 
become motionless before the steel Is 
lowered. It might be brought down 
slowly while they are swinging. And 
unless the women can revolve them- 
selves more swiftly, while whirling 
about on the crane, they should drop 
this. It is a part of the finish of the 
act. For these reasons, and In the 
general lay out, the Lunette Sisters 
are a fair imitation of the 'Curzon 
Sisters, but apparently a good enough 
act in vaudeville for those who prefer 
a lesser priced imitation to the origi- 
nals (in houses where the latter have 
not been seen). The turn could 
have closed the program nicely. 

Bime. 



Irene Dillon. 
Singing Comedienne. 
10 .Mins.; One. 
Bronx. 

Miss Dillon is billed as the "Aus- 
tralian Singing Comedienne," hut all 
her songs are American ones, well 
sung by her. She makes four changes 
of costume, one for each number, all 
very pretty and Miss Dillon knows 
how to wear them. The favorite was 
"Yum Yum Tree." In the singing of 
this song Irene had the house with 
her and was recalled several times. 
She was In the second position on the 
hill, and gave the show a good start. 
Miss Dillon was fortunate to he on so 
early as there is an overdose of sinn- 
ing acts on the Hronx program this 

week 

(Continued on pago 16.) 



Harry Sylvester and William Ked 
mond open Monday at Watcrbury, 
Conn. 



"The lllllikcii Girls" start at Tren- 
ton, N. J., Monday. 



Musical Hiatts reached New York 
Tuesday, after a long period of play- 
ing abroad. 



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VARIETY 



Elsie Faye and Co. 
Songs and Dances. 
12 Min.; One. 
Colonial. 

This Is evidently not the first week 
that Elsie Faye has presented her 
present specialty, but it may be the 
first time she has in New York. The 
intention has been to get away from 
the girl-and-two-boy-singing-and-danc- 
ing-act. It may have been a good 
idea, but here it is not working out 
properly. The act amounts to noth- 
ing more than a straight singing spe- 
cialty. Mi 88 Faye is not suited for 
that sort of work. She has no voice 
to speak of. While cute in one song, 
to hear her singing in a very quiet, 
subdued manner, after repeated three 
times with a little rolling of the eyes 
thrown in, the cuteness wears off. In 
dressing only does Elsie hit the mark. 
She always did that in the former 
dancing act. She doesn't daffee now 
until the last song. She is a good 
dancer and can always get over with 
it. The company is one of the boys 
from the old act. He changes the 
signs bearing the names of the num- 
bers Elsie sings. After each change 
he does a short hard shoe dance. If 
the couple came together at the fin- 
ish for a dance it would help, but the 
present layout is not there, simply 
because Elsie Faye cannot handle the 
line of stuff she is going after. The 
gallery became restless during the 
third number, and almost broke it up. 

DMA. 



Ward and Sims. 

Dancing. 

11 Minn.; One. 

Hammeratein**. 

Ward and Sims are a Hammerstein 
special. A new two-men dancing act 
appears at the house each week. If 
two or three more new ones a week 
were desired, they could probably be 
procured without any trouble. These 
dancing acts are coming into vaude- 
ville by the carload. Nearly every one 
follows the same routine, as though 
there were some law against going 
out and doing anything different. Ward 
and Sims have switched things about 
a little. They wear light suits first, 
and dark ones after, a radical change. 
The boys are just as good as any of 
the teams that show about. They 
look neat, although the clothes have 
been cut in a grossly exaggerated 
style. The dancing comes in the 
usual way after one song, then solo — 
and team work. The pair seem a bit 
new. They wore a worried look 
Monday and were not at ease. They 
went very well, considering the open- 
ing position, due largely to a good 
fast finish. Dash. 



D. J. Andrews and his "Studies in 
Porcelain," booked over the Orpheum 
Circuit, are due to arrive over in New 
York to-morrow. 



"Hans, the Flute Player," Oscar 
Hammerstein's comic opera produc- 
tion, opens at the Manhattan Opera 
House Monday. 



"A Woman's Revolt. 

Comedy Drama. 

25 Mins.; Fall Stage (Interior.) 

Palace, London. 

The sketch has to do with a young 
fellow who wants to marry an actress. 
When the scene opens, the two are on 
the stage. After some dialog the 
actress goes to the theatre, and the 
fellow goes to sleep for what is sup- 
posed to be an hour. After, his guard- 
ian, an army man, enters and is told 
about the actress. He leaves the 
guardian in his apartments to receive 
her and find out how he really stands. 
The guardian meets the actress, learn- 
ing her mother was a close friend, 
and after more talk, kisses her, as 
the young fellow returns. No ex- 
planation accepted. The girl then 
"pans" men in general for about five 
minutes. It seems the young fellow 
will lose out, but Just before the cur- 
tain falls they clinch and all is well. 
The audience laughed heartily at the 
dramatic finish. The sketch is a very 
poor one and contains nothing but 
talk. W. L. Courtney wrote it. 



Wood Brothers. 

Acrobats. 

8 Min.; Palace (Four.) 

Fifth Avenue. 

The Wood Brothers present a rather 
novel act on the flying rings. The 
initial appearance of the men clad in 
emerald hued running trunks and 
white athletic shirts presents an as- 
tonishing clash in colors. They open 
by singing a medley of old familiar 
Irish airs. Both have fair singng 
voices and their style of delivery is 
original. They then go into their ring 
work in which they have a clever rou- 
tine. Their act was well received in 
the opening position. 



The Musicale MacLarens have been 
placed over the Morris time for eight 
•yeeks, commencing Oct. 3. 



Charles Leonard Fletcher and Co. (5) 

"His Nerve." 

20 Min.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Colonial. 

"His Nerve" is another vaudeville 
number that got its first life at a 
Lambs' Gambol. Charles Leonard 
Fletcher has been playing the piece 
about several weeks, and has it in the 
smoothest running order. The theme 
is probably a rehash of several short 
stories or playlets, at least there are 
several bits easily recognized, but dif- 
ficult to place. The idea of two bur- 
glars entering a house at the same 
time with the one purpose is certainly 
not new, but in this case is made in- 
teresting and amusing. The piece 
has been well staged. It, however, 
lacks the tense excitement that a 
sketch of this sort should possess. 
There are no thrills nor expectant 
moments. Everything Just sort of 
happens as it should. Frank Broder 
played the second burglar, doing 
nicely with the small role. Louise 
Christie is the only woman in the 
cast. She appears as a maid only for 
a minute or two. Edmund Soraghan. 
Malcom Blevlus and Thomas Boyd 
also have small parts. The piece was 
well received Tuesday night before a 
medium sized audience. The sketch 
was placed just before the interval, a 
position it is not quite strong enough 
to uphold on a big program. Dcuh. 



Steve Bartte. 

Musical. 

11 Mins.; Full Stage (0); One (2). 

American. 

The full stage with this act was 
unnecessary. Mr. Bartle can remain 
in "one" for the concertina playing 
and singing he does. In evening 
clothes, Bartle (who at times suggests 
the foreigner because he makes up so 
carefully and never smiles) plays con- 
certinas, large, small, fat and thin 
ones. A small and thin one pro- 
vided the closing in "one," the weak- 
est portion of the turn. The strong- 
est bit was the song about wanting 
his concertina with him all the time. 
The audience thought the player was 
singing a ballad, so the applause came 
forth. Whether Joe Cawthorne or 
Musical Dale discovered the concertina 
doesn't seem a matter of record. Mr. 
Cawthorne plays the instrument as a 
"specialty" in "Girlies." When you 
hear Mr. Cawthorne play it, you think 
of Mr. Dale. When you hear Bartle 
play and handle a concertina, you 
think of Messrs. Cawthorne and Dale — 
in that order — for although Dale may 
arrive last in your thoughts he will 
always come first with the concertina. 
Where he is now is also unrecorded, 
but as a musical act, if Musical Dale 
could return around here as he was 
years ago, a riot should follow his 
appearances. Bartle is a nice and 
small act for those who like their 
music done up only in concertinas. 

Bime. 



Louise Gatte. 

Dances. 

13 Mins.; Full Stage. 

American. 

Dancing, with a musical attach- 
ment, and acrobatics on the side or 
in connection with, obliges the pro- 
gram to describe Miss Oatte's efforts as 
"unique dancing." That may be it. 
Opening the show at the American 
this week, the young woman did well 
enough before a small house at that 
hour. She commences with a Spanish 
dance, and keeps it up. Towards the 
finale, Louise unsheaths a guitar, 
plays on that while dancing, and to 
make it harder, turns several cart- 
wheels. Sime. 



May Max field. 
Singing Comedienne. 
12 Mins.; One. 
Small Time. 

Here is a little lady that is far in 
advance of the singing comedienne us- 
ually seen at the small time houses, 
in appearance, costuming and ability. 
Her opening number is in "kid" cos- 
tume and as she is rather petite it is 
hard to determine until her second 
number whether or not she is but a 
child. She makes a quick change for 
her second number, "Honeymoon 
Rag," and makes a very pretty ap- 
pearance in a little knee length dress. 
She closes with a kissing song after 
another change. This act is one that 
is more than good and the young wo- 
man could with ease earn for herself 
the position of leading soubret with 
any of the burlesque companies. 



McOauley and Donnelly. 
Singing, Dancing and Talking. 
20 Mins.; One. 
Small Time. 

These boys are a solid bit on the 
small time and have prospects of run- 
ning well in bigger houses. By drop- 
ping a portion of the patter, at times 
monotonous, and injecting more gin- 
ger into the act, McCauley and Don- 
nelly will be prepared to step higher 
on the vaudeville ladder. McCauley, 
the comedian, works in blackface, and 
proves a good foil for Donnelly's hot 
shots. Their jokes are capitally work- 
ed up. A strong item in their favor 
is they seem to understand fairly well 
how to send a point over. McCauley, 
while not posing as singer, makes a 
hit with a funny recitative selection 
and follows it up with a neat soft shoe 
dance without musical accompani- 
ment. Donnelly looks well as the 
"straight," sings pleasingly and can do 
enough steps to satisfastorily help his 
teammate's close with a song and 
dance. Their "imaginary" street car 
"bit" is a laugh-getter. 



Dick Sted. 

Songs. 

11 Mins.; One (Special Drop). 

Small Time. 

Speaking with an English accent 
and proclaiming himself from Austra- 
lia, Dick Sted sings three songs in a 
very stagy manner. Using a highly 
colored drop of a water front with a 
big vessel in the foreground Dick ap- 
pears dressed as a sailor, tells the au- 
dience he has been discharged and 
is going down to apply for a position 
in a local theatre. "Why not rehearse 
my songs right here?" says Dick. "I 
will," also declares Richard. He does. 
Sted has a very good voice of its kind 
and his enunciation is very clear. The 
songs are all of the red fire descrip- 
tion. The first two are about "our 
army" and "our fleet'* and what Aus- 
tralia (a British possession) wouldn't 
do for us. Getting away from these 
Dick goes to the limit in "It's Hardest 
to Say Goodbye to Your Mother." A 
nice sloppy little thing. For the small 
time Sted will do very nicely. 

Dash. 



N. D. Mann is In the east in the 
interests of his firm, Victor Kremer 
Co., Chicago. 



Fields and Coca. 

Acrobatic. 

9 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Small Time. 

There are very few changes needed 
in the act of Fields and Coca to bring 
it onto the big time. The first would 
be the name, the second Is the dress- 
ing, and the third the opening trick 
which has been copied from another 
well known act doing the same line of 
work. The routine of the boys runs 
to head and hand-to-hand balancing. 
In these lines the boys have nothing 
to fear. They run through a difficult 
routine in capital style although the 
poor manner of dressing takes away 
from the effectiveness. Acrobatic 
work does not look as well In any kind 
of clothing as it does in the dress built 
for that purpose solely. On the small 
time Fields and Coca should be a big 
act. They can work on the small 
big time and get away with it, and if 
the dressing Is fixed up with the drop- 
ping of any sign of comedy at all. they 
will be a good opening or closing act 
for any program. Dash. 



VARIETY 



17 



"The Cowboy Minstrels. 

Singing and Talking. 

22 Mlns.; Full Stage (Itt); One (»). 

Small Time. 

Bert LaMont is featured as "Ameri- 
ca's highest tenor." His voice shows 
no extraordinary range, unusual tone 
or great volume. Sidney Craven, form- 
erly of the Apollo Quartet is second 
tenor, and Messrs. Mack and Allen, 
formerly of a western quartet, com- 
prise the remaining members of the 
singing aggregation, which responded 
to several enthusiastic recalls. The 
four warblers use an exterior moun- 
tain cabin scene and carry out the 
minstrel idea by sitting in a circle on 
ordinary soap boxes, spilling over a few 
jokes and rendering the songs in the 
old-fashioned minstrel way. Craven 
sings a laughing parody on "Kelly" 
that is well done and LaMont, more in 
falsetto than anything else, renders 
"Silvery Threads Among The Gold" 
effectively, "Where The River Shan- 
non Flows" was his encore, with quar- 
tet accompaniment on the choruses. 
Allen, who did his barnyard imita- 
tions over the western time with the 
Dahlman Cowboy Four, is using them 
to advantage with the new singing 
combination. The men have pretty 
good voices, but lack practice. The 
act is a feature on the small time. 



OUT or TOWN 



Molly Connolly, Assisted by 

Percy Wenrlch. 

Songs. 

15 Min.; One. 

Young's Pier, Atlantic City. ' 

Dainty, clever Dolly Connolly, with 
Percy Wenrich, the composer of many 
popular songs, at the piano, "cleaned 
up" in her new and classy act, built 
on the same lines as the couple's last 
season's success. Miss Connolly sang 
four new songs, written for her by Mr. 
Wenrich, all good. A dandy costume 
change went with each. After a piano 
selection by Mr. Wenrich, to allow for 
the final costume change, "I'll Meet 
You When the Sun Goes Down" was 
sung, Mr. Wenrich joining in the cho- 
rus. This proved a fitting climax to an 
act that stands second to none in its 
class. The changes were quickly 
made and the dresses very pretty. Es- 
pecially so was the last one worn, a 
brown, spangled affair that gave Miss 
Connolly a chic appearance. The act 
scored a hit here and should have no 
trouble in reaching the same mark 
anywhere. /. B. Pulaski. 



DeHaven and Whitney. 
"Last Room Third Floor" (Comedy). 
22 Mins.; Full Stage (Interior). 
Small Time. 

Ralph DeHaven and Alice Whitney 
are winning the laughs on the small 
time. The team could secure more 
out of the sketch (In which a man 
and woman have their suit cases ex- 
changed and are assigned the same 
room in a hotel) by curtailing the dia- 
log and shortening the act. The 
woman affects a boy's disguise, pro- 
voking laughter with her answers to 
DeHaven's pointed questions. There 
are some well connected points. De- 
Haven and Whitney will prove big 
favorites over the small circuits, but 
it is doubtful if their present offering 
can attain real recognition in the larg- 
er houses. DeHaven should speak 
louder. Some of the salient shafts of 
humor are lost soon after leaving the 
footlights. Noises outside the "small 
time" theatre had a tendency to mar 
the act. 



». (11). v 



Knute Erickson and Co. 
"On the Housetop." 
25 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Orpheum, Harrisburg, Pa. 

One of the most elaborate Jesse L 
Lasky productions scored a big hit 
here this week. Its features Knute 
Erickson, with Lillian English and a 
company of four girls and six men. The 
dancing, posing and costuming are 
well up to the Lasky standard, as 
well as the scenic setting. The musi- 
cal playlet deals with Erickson (an 
escaped lunatic) who finds much op- 
portunity to display his drolleries at 
a "Comet Party~ given on the house- 
top of one Mrs. Chatterton (Lillian 
English). The chorus work of the 
double quartet of men and girls is 
quite tuneful, but in some parts weak. 

The work of Erickson is hardly dis- 
tinguishable from "At The Waldorf." 
His make-up and much of his talk are 
identical. However, he has more to 
do and kept the audience convulsed. 



Klsa Ford. 

Songs. 

8 Mins.; One. 

Small Time. 

Elsa Ford sang three songs, making 
two costume changes. Neither is elab- 
orate, but the style of songs rendered 
do not require any great amount of 
dressing. Elsa makes a dandy "kid" 
and this is her style of work. She is 
a young girl with a voice and manner 
not unlike Anna Laughlin. Elsa Is 
not strong enough as a single to get 
any further than she is at present, 
but she would make a corking partner 
for a good comedian, or she would fit 
into a show in a "kid" part. 

Dash. 



Chas. Bartholomew. 

10 Mins. 

Congress, Portland, Me. 

Charles Bartholomew, billed as 
"The London Mimic" opens in even- 
ing clothes, and makes an appropriate 
announcement to the effect he is 
about to give imitations of singers 
heard in a London Music Hall. He 
starts off with "Twi-Twi-Light," (Geo. 
Lashwood's song). For the next 
number he gives a Scotch character 
song, followed by another imitation 
of Lashwood, singing "My Latch 
Key" which made a decided impress- 
ion upon the audience. His imperso- 
nations of Lashwood is very good. He 
has the latter's voice and appearance 
not forgetting the songs. 



The Primrose Four have been 
booked over the United Time until 
next May. Jo Paige Smith secured the 
dates. 



Three English male "singles" and 
two English female "singles" are on 
the Joe Wood circuits, each pulling 
down about eight quid weekly. 



George O'Brien, formerly of the 
Morris office, is booking in conjunc- 
tion with Josh Daly. 



QUEENS JARDIN DE PARIS. 

With excellent reports at hand from 
the west of Jacobs & Jermon's two 
other shows on the Eastern Burlesque 
Wheel, it seems too bad the firm could 
not have had a clean slate for the sea- 
son thus early. 

"The Queens of the Jardin De 
Paris" make up for the deficiencies, 
which were not in the other tw^. The 
Jacobs & Jermon show at the Colum- 
bia this week is in need of much fix- 
ing. It is presented in two acts, the 
piece having no program name or au- 
thors, merely called "A Comedy Taken 
from the French." There is an olio 
dividing the sections. 

The framework of the show, includ- 
ing the groundwork for the people, 
numbers and settings might admit of 
a good performance, but there Is no 
one to give a show. In the entire 
cast, two people display ability. One 
is Ida Crispi, utterly miscast, and lost 
entirely through that, and the other is 
Harry Koler, as a Hebrew, useless 
without someone to work with. 

There are enough girls in the com- 
pany, twenty-two choristers. Ten are 
supposed to be "ponies" and some 
may have been in their earlier days. 
The girls display no energy, going 
through all their maneuvers in a me- 
chanical manner. Their maneuvers 
are not many. The best number is 
a drill, placed as an olio act. Just 
before this the women of the chorus, 
or some of them, appeared in an 
"Apache Dance" affair, another vaude- 
ville act. It might be presumed the 
choristers were greatly overworked. 
But in this instance, the twelve "show 
girls" seat themselves at tables when 
the first part opens. It is with dif- 
ficulty they pry their stiffened Joints 
from the chairs when the curtain falls, 
having remained motionless mean- 
while. This is almost repeated in 
the second part. What chorus work 
is performed, the "ponies" do. 

Miss Crispi is an eccentric come- 
dienne, and a mighty good one. That 
girl can throw her legs around for 
about the best "loose" dance a female 
can show. She is funny in character 
costume, with her eccentricities and 
limb manipulation. In the show, she 
plays "straight" — as an ingenue — in 
a blonde wig. Miss Crispi, handi- 
capped as she is, shows her class, 
and by comparison the chorus girls 
seem lumbering. For the only break 
away from her role, Ida appears to 
sing a number in the first act about 
"The Widow" (which she plays In 
the piece, resembling in the role a 
soubret in a long dress). This 
"Widow" song is a blot upon the 
show. It's not alone suggestive In 
its lyric, it is dirty. In the second 
part, Miss Crispi has "Postal Card 
From You," in "kid" dress, with 
chorus backing, the number used by 
her last season when leading "The 
Golden Crook." 

Although to all intents and pur- 
poses, Ida Crispi should be the star 
attraction, this position seems to have 
been handed to Mile. A. Roatina, nor- 
mally a fair prima donna. In the 
finale of the first act, Miss Roatina 
holds the centre of the stage, and in 
the olio has a neat little singing turn, 
with changes of clothes, fetchingly ap- 
pearing as a boy, and handling her 
songs exceptionally well. In the 



piece Miss Roatina first sang "Some- 
thing Tells Me That You Love Me," 
but it didn't start the audience to- 
ward her. Otherwise Mile. A. Roa- 
tina walked through her part. 

l^iss Crispi has most of the num- 
bers, commencing with a lively one, 
"Leader of the Band" at her entrance, 
which came too early In the perform- 
ance. In it she kicked her legs about, 
and for an encore, came back with a 
"red fire" selection with a "flag" cos- 
tume scheme for the "ponies." Eva 
Van Osten did not sing the song al- 
lotted to her by the program for the 
first act, but wore a handsome r,c> ■ 
in the second part. 

These three are the women prin- 
cipals. All play straight, with no 
soubret. The female, as well as the 
male, end is in deplorable shape. The 
one capable of pulling it out seems to 
be Miss Crispi, and that must come 
when the general revision of the show 
is made. This is to follow if the 
third Jacobs & Jermon company is to 
rank with Its companions. 

The Orpheus Comedy Four offer a 
specialty in the second part, with 
three comedians and Tommy Duffy, 
playing "straight." In the pieces, 
Mr. Duffy, the 'straight" of the quar- 
tet, has the second comedy role to 
Koler's playing as an Irishman. The 
other three Orpheus men are prin- 
cipals also, Frank Stanhope doing well 
enough and leading "Silver Bell," late- 
ly Interpolated. Either of the three 
quartet comedians could have hand- 
led the Irish part to better advantage 
than Mr. Duffy. 

With no one for assistance, Koler 
is pushed to the extreme to gain 
laughs. He works hard himself, but 
has fallen back upon much old "gag" 
material for comedy. In the second 
act the climax comes when he figures 
up how long the little girl of five 
will have to live before she catches 
up with the man of forty-five. Follow- 
ing this immediately, Koler and uuffy 
make wagers upon the color of an- 
other man's stockings. 

Tom Mullen is programed as 
"Tommy," a "fat kid" who sings "Pud- 
ing Face." Joseph Phillips is a busy 
boy, singing muchly, and scoring most- 
ly with "Pay Pay." The number is 
done as it was in "The Moulin Rouge," 
with principals having a "near-cooch" 
dance with the girls at the tables. A 
visitor at the Columbia Tuesday night 
asserted that Phillips sang this song 
in "pure Soudandese," since he knew 
it was not being sung in French. 

The "Apache Dance," opened the 
olio. It is called "La Fleur Dam- 
Belle." Alongside the first act, it 
seemed a. gem, though an ordinary 
affair of its kind as played, with noth- 
ing original in it. Mile. Kremsa and 
B. Mikof, scored without shining in 
this piece, but did excellent work as 
the dancers in "The Champagne 
Dance," especially staged for the olio, 
with transparencies, behind which 
some of the fat choristers display all 
the figures they have for the finale. 
The Olivetta Troubadours closed the 
vaudeville part, going strongly. Their 
best music Is the "rag'' on the bass 
guitar. 

The hard work ahead for the pro- 
ducers of "The Queens" should de- 
velop an all new show upon the com- 
pletion. Rime. 



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VARIETY 



HAMMERSTEIN'S. 

The first six numbers on Hammer- 
stein's program this week make the 
bill lively. Then comes the Countess 
with "Classical Dances," and the two 
acts which follow have to suffer be- 
cause the dances put a damper on 
the audience which no act could dis- 
pel. 

It fell to the lot of Lee Harrison 
and Barney Bernard to follow the 
Russian woman. Besides having this 
to contend with Lee was so hoarse he 
could not make himself heard more 
than a couple of rows back. Conse- 
quently the boys didn't do as well on 
their own corner as they have away 
from home. It mattered little, how- 
ever, for the act is there. For a turn 
of its kind, the couple have hit upon 
a new idea entirely, and worked in a 
finished manner, it is funny at all 
times. The talk is brignt and snappy 
and there are many of the big laughs 
mixed in with the chuckles. Barney 
pulled a "local" at the getaway which 
started the house into applause. 

Sam Dody also had tough rowing. 
"No. 2" at Hammerstein's is bad 
enough for a dumb act, but for a 
singing and talking act it is almost 
suicide. Dody has gone back to the 
Italian character where he belongs. 
Off the big corner he will have no 
trouble in putting it over. Dody has 
not been fortunate in the selec- 
tion of his songs. His closing 
song he handles well, and it 
brought him back for a bow or two. 
That is saying a great deal for the 
early evening at Hammerstein's. 

Catherine Hayes and Sabel Johnson, 
also on early, ("No. 3") did very well. 
The girls seem to have put on a little 
weight since last seen about, but are 
still able to run through the act in 
good lively style. Its a 450 pound 
act. Catherine tipping the beam at 
250 and Sabel at 200 even. There isn t 
a woman of her weight on or off the 
stage that has anything on Catherine 
for figure or carriage. The act how- 
ever should be brightened up with a 
little fresh material, including a new 
song for the finish. 

Geo. Jones and Ben Deely were 
there with the big hit thing. The boys 
have shifted their "Hotel St. Reckless" 
act about a bit, and are now doing 
more singing, not a bad idea. Both 
have excellent voices and they cannot 
fall to please. The comedy is good 
also. Deeley is a first rate blackface 
comedian, and Jones is there as 
"straight," playing up to the come- 
dian's funnyismB finely. Three songs 
were necessary at the close to satisfy 
the audience. 

Pat Rooney and Marion .Bent were 
not "in soft" at all, following the 
comedy singing act of Jones and Dee- 
ley. Both acts work in "one" and 
strive for laughs, although dancing 
runs long with Rooney and Bent. 
The lively little pair managed to pull 
through to a hit although it was not 
exactly the usual Pat Rooney ten- 
strike. Miss Bent has apparently 
lost some weight during the vacation 
period and is dancing in great form. 

La Maze, Quail and Tow closed the 
program. The act needs some work- 
ing before it will be in proper shape. 
Just at present it lacks finish which 
the working should bring. The fall 
from the tables placed three high, re- 
mains the feature. 



FIFTH AVENUE. 

The Fifth Avenue has two feature 
acts this week. The one is Delia 
Fox, who might aptly be termed 
"America's Only Real Boy-Girl" and 
the other is Rose Pitonof, the little 
swimmer (New Acts). 

Miss Fox was easily the first fea- 
ture. She is the same Delia, of the 
"Little Host" days, with the same 
smile and same style. Miss Fox 

sings three songs, all character work. 
Her first number is in a very pretty 
white dress over which she wears a 
lace coat. The other two songs are 
sung in male costume. One recalled 
"The West Point Cadet" in which the 
little comedienne appeared at the 
Princess Theatre several years ago. 

Clayton White and Marie Stuart 
were on the bill, "by permission of 
Cohan & Harris." They are pre- 
senting "Cherle," the little comedy 
playlet. The act is full of laughs. 

Stuart, "The Male Patti," played to 
some friends seated in the lower stage 
box, and left the majority of the audi- 
ence to hear what they could of his 
work. 

Matthews and Ashley in "Held-up" 
were funny, and parodies at the close 
of the act were the means of earning 
them several recalls. 

Ed. F. Reynard received as many 
laughs (if not more) as ever as a re- 
ward for his work in the ventrllo- 
quial production, "A Morning in 
Hicksville." Reynard is easily the 
greatest of comedy ventriloquists. The 
characters that his "dummies" repre- 
sent seem real and embodied with 
the breath of life. "Seth Dewberry" 
is a laugh maker, and "The Lone 
Fisherman" answers to Reynard's 
questions are real comedy. 

Opening the show were the Wood 
Brothers, (New Acts). 

Brown, Harris and Brown have 
their variety turn, made for comedy 
and James and Sadie Leonard and 
Richard Anderson, ("No. 3") in the 
burlesque on "Caesar and Cleopatra" 
were received with much favor. 



BEDFORD MUSIC HALL. 

London, Sept. 5. 
Last week at the Bedford, the Cam- 
den town folk were being treated to a 
show full of vaudeville possibilities. 
Joe Peterman and his company topped 
the bill, and amid roars of laughter 
held up that position nobly, though 
often playing "Slaterstein Ltd." at the 
house. An act called the "Czar of 
Russian Dancers" is at least interest- 
ing. The troupers might be from 
Russia, but they are infringing when 
calling theirs a dancing act. 

Hope and Bayley furnished the prov- 
erbial dramatics. They tell a story 
of a doctor, whose wife loves another. 
The doctor is called to save the wife's 
lover's life. He does so and then the 
wife goes back home, either because 
she thinks her husband is noble, or 
because she has an idea that a good 
doctor might be able to make good 
money. Dramatics are the stand-by 
at the Bedford, so Bayley and Hope 
were spared. Miss Hope was most 
strenuous in the emotional moments. 

Clssie Dryden is a serio who they 
say is very well fixed financially, but 
is enamoured of the footlight glare. 
While singing two songs, she says 
nothing about her money, so vaude- 



ville must be patient. Vere and Royal, 
a girl and fellow patter-act, showed 
how far a turn can go with the "blue" 
material. The laughs were plentiful 
but the material was awful. Revene 
and Elton in comedy knockabouts with 
a little ball punching thrown in, have 
an act of the old style. In opening 
position, they did fairly well. The 
comedy was as ancient as the rest. 
Batt and Glynn attempt a specialty 
comedy act, entitled "Boots and 
Shoes." The comedy end falls way 
short. Lucerina's Arena is dogs, in 
wild animal skins. The act Is work- 
ed inside a round wooden cage, and 
has enough novelty in it to pull it 
through anywhere. 

The Cheers have a few trained cats. 
Without the talk of the man who runs 
the act, it might be shown to good 
advantage. The cats display wonder- 
ful intelligence. 

Trevor and Ware, The Richmonds, 
Davis and Dene, and Jessie Berg, also 
there. 



THE GIRL AND THE DRUMMER. 

Chicago, Sept. 15. 

The advertising which invites at- 
tention to "The Girl and the Drum- 
mer" at the Grand Opera House bears 
one very appropriate line; we are told 
that it is "a rather nice sort of comic 
play." Exactly such and no more is 
the old comedy "What Happened to 
Jones," submitted now with musical 
embellishments, provided by Augustus 
Barrett. In fixing over things the 
plot has been interrupted at various 
stages to admit of sixteen musical 
numbers, some of which apply properly 
to the plot and some of which do not. 
Playgoers who have witnessed per- 
formances of the funny farce either 
by the road companies which have 
presented it or by the numerous stock 
companies which have offered it in va- 
rious sections of Chicago, and else- 
where, at prices as low as ten cents 
and as high as people would pay, will 
miss none of the laughs and but few 
of the situations they are familiar 
with. The. laughs are not as strong, 
and the situations not worked out so 
rapidly as in the original. 

Mr. Barrett has inserted only a very 
few numbers, which rise above the or- 
dinary; for the most part the music 
passes principally as a reason for pa- 
rading a decidedly attractive score of 
girls in costumes designed by Mel- 
ville Ellis, and eight young men who 
appear more human than any lot of 
male helpers musical comedy has 
shown us here In some time. The 
most popular interludes are "Morals," 
led by Herbert Corthell; "Cupid, Don't 
Be Stupid," which serves Vera Afiche- 
lena for a specialty; "Yump," a num- 
ber which is cleverly superintended by 
Belle Gold, and "Come Along Pretty 
Girl," said to have been brought over 
from "The King of Cardonia" for 
Norma Brown to introduce as the real 
hit among the chorus numbers of the 
show. Belle Gold interpolates "That 
Beautiful Waltz," as another particu- 
lar popular interval. 

Although the piece, originally and 
now, might properly be considered a 
man's show, the selection of women 
principals has been so well made that 
the audiences are under deepest ob- 
ligation to the feminine element for 
the best of the entertainment. Re- 
markably stunning types of beauty 



come to notice in Miss Michelena, who 
carries through the piece an atmos- 
phere of style and clasa refreshing to 
participate In; Miss Brown, who ranks 
high on good looks and scores a de- 
cided hit with her number away down 
toward the finish; and Marie Flynn, 
who gains prominence on a most pleas- 
ing personality. The ranks of the 
choristers includes one beauty, discov- 
ered to be Ann Raymond, who presents 
a type of brunette loveliness which 
has not been matched among the rank 
and file of "villagers" in these parts. 
Miss Gold sinks her personality in 
the Swedish servant role and evolves 
a line of character work which re- 
bounds vastly to her artistic acheive- 
ments. She sings well enough to lift 
her number leads to complete suc- 
cess, dances with a verve which helps 
brighten the performance and plays 
her part with a splendid conception 
of comedy values. The featured one 
is Herbert Corthell. He entered with- 
out a hand-pat to welcome him last 
Friday night, and roved through the 
part with an air of self-confidence 
which was more pronounced than it 
was agreeable to witness. 

Corthell gets laughs when the lines 
are funny; but they are not the out- 
bursts of an enthused audience. For 
some reason he fails to "get across" 
with the force and grasp of situations 
which a better player might supply; 
he lacks whatever "magnetism" may 
be. 

That fine player, Jeffreys Lewis, Is 
cast in a role which gives only limited 
scope to her capabilities; John Peachey 
held splendidly in line a clean cut 
character performance, as the real 
bishop, displaying in the one brier 
chance he has at singing a voice of 
fine timber and tone; and Phil H. 
Ryley plays with fine unction a part 
from which he expects every ounce of 
possibilities. Bernard Dyllyn is a 
positive hit as the policeman; he 
makes the officer a real character and 
not the usual make-shift. 

The play stands in three acts. Six 
musical numbers are offered In the 
first section, six in the second and 
four in the last act. This is the first 
offering Wm. A. Brady has made here 
since he "panned" Chicago for not pa- 
tronizing his revival of "Jim the Pen- 
man" which like "What Happened to 
Jones" has been "stock-companied" 
to death in these diggings. Not enough 
people to more than fill the $2 seats 
thought the present offering worth 
the price Friday evening; the balcony 
was sparsely settled and the gallery 
could not be seen for many rows back 
— but the noise coming from there did 
not indicate a jam. 

Walt. 



WILLIAMS* IMPERIALS. 

Sim Williams' "Imperials" is a good 
company. Sim has spared nothing in 
the matter of scenery and costumes 
and as for the company and chorus, 
they can stand comparison with any 
in burlesque. The chorus, which has 
four "ponies" and twelve show girls, 
is made up of pretty girls who, in ad- 
dition to looks, have voices that rank 
the show among the leaders as a 
singing organization. 

"A Glorious Night" is the title be- 
stowed on the first part. There Is no 
plot that could be found, just a gen- 



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eral hodge-podge of good things pre- 
sented at a rate of speed bo that the 
laughs follow one another in rapid suc- 
cession. 

The opening scene is laid on a roof 
garden in the neighborhood of Madi- 
son Square, with a transparent back- 
drop showing the Metropolitan Build- 
ing Tower lit up. The set proper is 
a rich one, although slightly cramped 
for stage room at the Bowery. 

The opening chorus is a novelty. 
The entire company takes part in it 
and there are several individual num- 
bers Interpolated with a legitimate rea- 
son. They are not too long and fit 
nicely. The show girls are stun- 
ningly gowned in this number and the 
"ponies" have fetching frocks of the 
knee length variety. 

The proprietor of the hotel is Henie 
Busch (Harry L. Cooper). He is as 
good a German comedian as there is. 
After the opening, songs follow one 
another just as quickly as the girls 
can make the changes, during this 
time there is nothing but laughter. 
W. J. Derry as Patrick McGinty plays 
opposite to Cooper and the two man- 
age to keep the audience in good hu- 
mor during the entire performance. 

The principals of the show, partic- 
ularly strong on the female side, all 
have a chance to achieve vocal honors. 
The Misses Goodner and Hughes, as 
the "sister team," start things with 
"Mary Had a System of Her Own," 
this Is followed by Cooper singing 
"Nothing Doing," then Giorge Thurs- 
ton, who plays the "straight" not over 
well, sings an Italian number for 
which he makes a change. Here the 
audience get their first look at the 
girls in short dresses and the hosiery 
worn proved to be in keeping with the 
rest of the costumes. It was all silk. 

The soubret is Violet Hilson. She is 
a very capable little girl, her person- 
ality is charming and her delivery is 
all that could be expected. She has 
her inning here and sings a duet with 
the juvenile man (Walter Johnson) 
called "Just a Little Different." 

The finale is a semi-military affair, 
led by Miss Hilson, who looks very 
pretty In tights. She sings the open- 
ing verse of the number which intro- 
duces the clog dances of days gone by, 
after which the "ponies" come on and 
do some steps. This is followed by 
Ollie Francis (prima donna) a rather 
generously proportioned female, with 
a very strident voice, who leads the 
conclusion of the number, which 
brings on all the members of the 
chorus in sets of four, all clad dif- 
ferently in tights, to illustrate the va- 
rious types of the dance. The final 
march gives the first part a hurrah 
finish. 

The olio has four acts, with William 
F. Deery and Ollie Francus as the hit 
of this portion. There are also a 
series of "living pictures" in the olio 
depicting famous art masterpieces, 
with one or two of Maude Odell's 
poses thrown in for good measure. 
The other acts are Goodner and 
Hughes, in a singing and dancing "sis- 
ter act," and Walter Johnson and Vio- 
let Hilson In a comedy singing, danc- 
ing and talking act. 

The burlesque closing the show is 
"Heinle's Hotel." As for plot it has 
but a trifle more than its predecessor 
"A Glorious Night." It however has 



a number of good comedy situations 
that bring laughter and that is really 
all that is needed. The opening num- 
ber is well arranged and Williams 
can be proud of it. 

Throughout the forty minutes that 
"Heinle's Hotel" occupies It seems 
more or less of a kissing feast. The 
principals kiss, the chorus kiss, and 
the soubret does a number called 
"Toodles" in which she kisses the 
members of the audience and isn't at 
all stingy about it, in fact her en- 
deavors to meet all comers stopped the 
show. 

Cooper is again assigned to the role 
of the proprietor of the hotel, which 
is a country resort. There are five 
musical numbers, and the chorus, 
which seemed to have thoroughly rest- 
ed Itself during the olio, worked with 
renewed vigor. They make several 
changes, one of the costumes being a 
repeat from the first part, but as they 
are very pretty and give the girls an 
opportunity to show as much of their 
backs as Valeska Suratt ever did, no 
one can take exception at its use. 

The finale Is rather well worked up 
and following as it does almost imme- 
diately in the wake of a pretty toe- 
dance and the "Toodles" song, both of 
which went well with the audience, 
the show ends in a grand rush. 

One thing about the "Imperials" 
particularly noticeable was the lack of 
profanity during the performance and 
the manner that the show was received 
went far toward proving that its use 
is not necessary to amuse an audience 
even in the down town part of the 
city. 



REEVES' BEAUTY SHOW. 

Al Reeves' burlesque entertainment 
may be lacking in some of the fine 
points at times but there is always 
something worth while seeing and 
plenty to laugh at. In this year's 
show the first part only differs from 
the last year arrangement. This is 
the weakest portion. The comedy is 
not what It should be although there 
are plenty of laughs distributed 
through the piece called "The College 
Tout." It almost comes under the 
farce heading. 

There are not enough live numbers 
placed in the opening part. Only 
three involve all the girls. A couple 
with the chorus split up do not amount 
to a great deal. 

A Spanish number is the feature of 
the opening. If the girls had been 
costumed in Spanish dresses the effect 
would have been what was evidently 
aimed at. The Oriental costumes are 
not good. (The old "oriental thing" 
should be allowed to sleep on gen- 
eral principles.) Idylla Vyner leads 
the number In a corking Spanish cos- 
tume and with eight or ten of the girls 
similarly rigged, it could have held up 
the first part. 

The other good number was a Scotch 
arrangement, which for some reason 
or other didn't get over very far. 

The real hit of the opening piece 
was Loretta Leroy who sang a couple 
of "coon" songs and otherwise worked 
in the chorus. Loretta is too good 
to be working in the ranks. Her work 
In the chorus is always noticeable and 
there is no reason to believe but what 
she could put it over in good style 
as a principal. She should at least 



be shoved out to lead a number or 

two. 

There is no "olio." The Busch-De- 
vere Trio fill in with an illustrated 
picture arrangement that for kind ap- 
plause effort is a wonder. The pic- 
tures are all battleships, soldiers, 
mother or something of that sort which 
couldn't fail. The house didn't go 
crazy over it however. A recitation 
by Mae Bush almost spoiled the good 
impression made by Miss Bush pre- 
viously. 

The burlesque saves the show. It is 
the same as last season. There Is 
life a plenty, lively numbers and 
laughs by the yard. It is the palm- 
ing off of a phony nobleman but work- 
ed in such a manner that it is funny. 
There are several good numbers. Andy 
Lewis has a good bit using the chorus 
girls one at a time that gets as many 
encores as he desires to take, while 
Al Reeves "Give Me Credit, Boys," is 
always sure of a beg off from the big 
fellow. Reeves and Lewis make the 
burlesque and the two have several 
capital bits. 

The grand finale comes in the way 
of a posing arrangement in which 
Helen Evans is Introduced by Mr. 
Reeves as the most beautiful woman In 
captivity. Helen makes some ap- 
pearance in the natty tight arrange- 
ment that has been designed for her. 
Miss Evans does' not appear at any 
time during the show but just for this 
bit. She might be coaxed to lead 
that march. 

Lewis has special billing with the 
show and Andy deserves it. Reeves 
gets everyone on friendly terms and 
his beautiful, almost sacred line, of 
"bull" makes one envious. William 
Cahill besides his specialty, plays an 
old man In the first part satisfactorily. 

Idylla Vyner is the principal woman. 
Idylla is there with the clothes and 
figure and she is good to look at which 
is saying a great deal. Mae Busch 
carries away the feminine honors and 
Mae should be handed more to do. A 
dandy looking girl away from the bur- 
lesque type, she is full of life and go, 
nimble on her feet, can sing above 
the average and has the right idea 
about clothes. Marie Brandon has 
a role in both parts although she con- 
veniently slips back into the chorus 
now and again. Marie does nothing 
that warrants her being taken from 
the chorus. Dash. 



BILLS NEXT WEEK. 



Mul>el McKinley has been booked 
by the Fitzpatrick Agency to appear 
al the William Penn, Philadelphia, 

Sept. 26. 



"liig and Little Casino and the 
Joker" is the billing for a "three act" 
on the "small time." SI Jinks is one 
of the trio. 



Itosio Green and Gertie Moyer have 
shifted from Al. H. Woods' "Girl from 
Hectors" to the same manager's "Pet 
in Petticoats." 



The Victoria, Baltimore, will be 
booked by William "Josh" Daly from 
next week on. 



NEW YORK. 



AMERICAN 
Harry Von Tllzer 
Wish Wynne 
"Man In Red" 
Theissen'9 Dora 
"Venus on Wheels" 
"Russian Dancers" 
Glrard and Gardner 
Hall and Earl 
Reynolds and Hall 
'A Lloyds 
(One to nil) 

HAMMERSTEIN S 
"Song Review" 
White and Stuart 
Countess De Swlr- 

sky 
Ed F Reynard 
4 Konerz Bros 
Andy Rice 
Tyson and Drown 
Laypo and Ben- 
jamin 

BRONX 
Carrie De Mar 
"The Carnival of 

Roses" 
Charles L». Fletcher 
and Co 



May Elinore 
Howard and North 
La Vlne-CimaroB 

Trio 
Jolly. Wild and Co 
Three Lelghtons 
Frank Wilson 

COLONIAL 
Gould and Suratt 
Mason. Keeler and 

Co 
Roouey and Bent 
The Dalys 
Irene Dillon 
Woods and Woods 

Trio 
Ed Morton 
Coleman's Dogs 

and Cats 

ALHAMBRA 
"On a Housetop" 
Eva Taylor and Co 
Moffltt and Clare 
Olllvettl Trouba- 
dours 
Elton-Polo Troupe 
Hoey and Lee 
Cunningham and 
Marlon 



CHICAGO. 



MAJESTIC 

G r a p e w I n and 

Chance 
Maude Rochez's 

Monkeys 
Charlotte Parry 

and Co 
Alexander and 

Scott 
Julius Tannen 
Elsie Wolff and 

Waldoff 
Exposition Four 



Nelson and Otto 
Glen Ellison 

AMERICAN 
Julian Eltlnge 
Julian Rose 
Ed Blondell and Co 
Genaro and Bailey 
Count Chllo 
Altmont and Du- 

mont 
Kenawha Japs 
Jones and Grant 
Blossom Bros 



ST. LOUIS 



COLUMBIA 
"The Code Book" 
The Mermaids 
Raymond and Cav- 

erly 
Gruber's Animals 
Donald and Carson 
Toma Hanlon 
Hugh Lloyd and Co 
DouglaB and Mos- 
crop Sisters 



PRINCESS 
"Barnyard Romeo" 
"Cleopatra" 
The Coopers 
Delmore and Lee 
Fred Bowers and Co 
Maud Hall Macy 
and Co 



OMAHA. 



AMERICAN 
"Paris by Night" 
Wllla Holt Wake- 
field 
Charlie Case 
Keogh and Francis 



and 



Adelaide Kelm 

Co 
Nevlns and Gordon 
O'Brien Troupe 
Harry Mayo 



BALTIMORE. 



SAVOY 

Wilfred Clarke and 
Co 

"Balloon Girl" 

Kennedy and 
Rooney 

Major Doyle 

Rita Redmond 

Alsace and Lor- 
raine 

Burke's Dogs 

Spencer Bros 



MARYLAND. 
Frank Tlnney 
Fox and Mlllershlp 

Sisters 
Melani Four 
Hastings & Wilson 
Treat's Seals 
Dan Burke A "Won- 
der Girls" 
May Maryland 
Kdwlna Barry 



William Piemen in hla new act 
opens on the Orpheum time Sept. 26 
at Spokane, booked over the Circuit 
by the Casey people. 



Janet Priest is to have a new act. 
It will be "The Broiler," by Victor H. 
Smalley, and produced under the di- 
rection of the Dan Casey Co. 



Bertha N088 left the other side 
Sept. 1 5 for home. Miss Nose has 
been traveling over Great Britain and 
the Continent for some time. 



Lewis and Crossman, formerly with 
the Olio Trio, disbanded last week 
The two-act was booked for the Pan- 
tages time. 



Bill Lykens says Mario and Tre- 
vette are a "swell singing act in 
'one.' " Bill is securing an opening 
for the new turn. 



4 *The Song Revue" (of Gus Ed- 
wards') opens at Hammerstein's Mon- 
day for a stay of two weeks. 



"Judy Forgot" is the title of the 
Mario Cahill show, which will open 
Sept. 27 at New Haven. 



PantageH' new house, at Los An- 
geles, will not open before Oct. 10. 
Next Monday was the first date set. 



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Meeting with great success This Week (Sept. 12). Colonial Theatre, New York. 
(Sept. 19), Orpheum, Brooklyn. Booked solid Orpheum Road Show. 



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MAJESTIC (Lyman B. Glover, mgr. ; agent, 
Orpheum Circuit).— Capacity business Monday, 
and the great audience enjoyed a great show. 
Because of Illness Hugh Lloyd, programed to 
close, did not appear. Maud and Gladys Fin- 
ney were shifted to last place and held the 
crowds Intact with their "tank-act" and Its 
pretty "sight" displays. At 2 o'clock Billy 
Pryor opened the show and gave an enter- 
taining ten minutes of song, banjo and dance 
specialty. Lakola and Lorain seconded the 
proceedings with routine juggling. Campbell 
and McDonald followed with dance and song, 
the girl In her Cohan talk-song. In male at- 
tire, lending too much monotony to the pro- 
ceedings. She looks nice in her suit, but fails 
to get the value of expression Into her long 
dissertation on philosophy. The real meat of 
the performance began with Karl Emmy's 
Pets, in fourth position. The handsome scenic 
and electrical embellishments, shown here for 
the first time, has sent the act along tre- 
menduously In sight features with the dogs 
still exemplifying the acme of training. Radie 
Furman, recently returned from abroad (New 
Acts). In New Acts will also be found An- 
drew Mack. "The Code Book" provided a 
tense twenty minutes which held the audi- 
ence at close attention and earned for the 
splendid play storms of approbation at the 
curtain fall. Allen Atwell's portrayal of the 
Filipino servant is a wonderful example of 
character drawing. Cook and Lorense cleaned 
up the show and after five bows came right 
back and cleaned up again, Lorense providing 
the salient feature of the encore. Not In 
months has a hit equalling theirs been wit- 
nessed at this house. Separated from the 
"big noise" by Andrew Mack's Inning, Ray- 
mond and Caverly, next to closing, again 
rang the celebrated welkin with laughs and 
applause They were called on for numerous 
bows and for four parodies as their encore. 
Two such hits as the brace of two-men acts 
scored constitute a record for this house, hard 
to equal. WALT. 

AMERICAN (Wm. Morris, Inc., mgr. and 
agent) .—Although a packed house was reported 
for Monday afternoon, either the rain which 
fell about show-time proved a heavy handi- 
cap or else some of the "big names" did not 
draw at night. An Interesting factor in the 
bill was the presence of three parts of the 
old Empire City Quartet. Placed In no es- 
pecial advantage, second, Harry Mayo, with 
his fine big voice scored a booming hit, sing- 
ing two "Shapiro's" and "Casey Jones" with 
tumultous applause attending. No "single" 
vocalist has cleaned up so well as Mayo In 
this house for months. Absent for only one 
week, the Brothers Cooper were saved for 
next to closing and there scored the laughing 
and applauding hit of the show. The program 
was none too well arranged, but with five 




sketches on a nine act bill It might have 
been hard to Improve matters. Rice and 
Waters opened with a rural sketch, long on 
rough-house and short on entertainment 
value; the novel Introduction of musical bells, 
at the close, brought the applause which fell 
to the inning. Fast playing and good work 
brought "The Ward Heeler," as played by 
Thos. J. Keogh and Ruth Francis through to 
applause and a three-curtain finish. Mlna 
Minar In "Paris by Night," the best yet of 
the Molasso panto-stories and dance, closed 
the first half, scoring a great personal suc- 
cess. Chas. Nevlns and Ada Gordon bene- 
fitted largely In the way of appreciation upon 
the girl's cleverness and style. "Little Mies 
Manicure" brought forth some clever patter, 
with a song or two well done ; In the "scare- 
crow" encore too much time was consumed in 
getting down to the best of the work. The 
girl's suppleness created wonderment and the 
finish brought strong and well deserved re- 
calls. Willa Holt Wakefield supplied the class 
of the show and gave her ever-welcome 
planolog to never-falling appreciation. Hers 
was the great, big personal hit of the bill 
and the new season. Chas. Ross and. Elgie 
Bowen won their spurs best, after getting to 
the last half of their offering. The sermons 
on sport and Ross' slang epigrams won 
laughs to a mild degree but team work with 
Miss Bowen brought most of the real applause 
which the act provoked. In closing position 
Lambert Bros, tied and untied their muscles 
In a cabinet display of physical culture, hold- 
ing the audience fairly well. The show entire 
was one of the best seen here In months. 

WALT. 

FOLLY (John E. Fenesey, mgr.).— The 
dominant Impression one receives upon wit- 
nessing "The Big Review" leads to an ex- 
pression of the opinion that this season 
should make It three times and out for 
Henry P. Dixon's offering of George Totten 
Smith's burlesque book. Coincident with this 
belief one Is mightily impressed with the 
elements of cleverness, personality, vivacious- 
ness and artistic merit which Frankle Heath 
brings to the performance. No matter how 
good the show was when first spread before 
patrons of these houses. It Is not as good 
now as It was last season and more im- 
portant and necessary to Its classing with 
this year's shows is the presence of Miss 
Heath. It Is within the truth to add that 
without her there would not be much merit 
to the performance, and but for the further 
presence of (Miss) Will Nell Lavender and 
a sprightly "pony" who works for the most 
part on the O. P. end of the front line, the 
task of reviewing "The Big Review" would 
be that of a short horse soon curried. Jus- 
tice to the rest of the company could be 
tritely meted out by saying they probably do 
the best they can— results measuring alike 
with what the book affords for them and 
their abilities to perform their share. It is 
not alone the vast amount of Miss Heath's 
contribution, but the ease and willingness 
with which she takes on her various tasks, 
the breeze of native charm and Inherent 
talents which Is wafted, because of her 
cleverness, throughout every scene or number 
In which she participates that calls for un- 
stinted praise. When Miss Heath is absent 
from the stage (unless Miss Lavender is on 
view) she Is missed, and when on view, her 
presence seems to Inspire her associates to 
work which they fall to accomplish without 
her. Miss Lavender is of a type scarce in 
burlesque. Her beauty of face Is heightened 
by a pair of eyes which engross attention ; 
she wears fine clothes In a manner indicating 
that she dons them and bears them as gentle- 
women do. She graces every scene In which 
Hhe participates and when it comes to donlng 
the tight-fits she displays lines beautiful to 
behold and deports herself to enlist slncerest 
admiration. The "pony" previously alluded 
to deserves to be translated to the head of 
a number, or to be given some distinction 
above her present employment of working 
more than all the other subordinates put to- 
gether. She's a bundle of springs, lithe and 
graceful In every move and altogether note- 
worthy. The first part ran Sunday afternoon 
for more than an hour and a half. The 
earlier moments drag slowly, and not until 
Miss Heath and Harry Le Van come forth 
for the Hayes and Norworth Impersonation 
docs anything above the mediocre happen. 
Then starts the best section. Miss Lavender 
succeeds to a reminder of Cherldah Simpson 
principally because she Indicates bow sur- 
passingly beautiful "Cherry" would be were 
she only able to equal the sight and class 
atmosphere which the black tights and aristo- 
cratic demean of her present Impersonator 



lends to the number. Then ensues a capi- 
tally acted scene from "The Girl of the 
Golden West" valuable as Indicating Miss 
Heath's versatility and artistic gifts and 
as an Incident which so well entertained the 
onlookers that the quietness of close atten- 
tion was remarkable to experience In a bur- 
lesque house. May F. Wiley opened the "Im- 
personations" with a Maude Raymond which 
passed, George F. Howard gave a Nat Wills, 
recognisable only In the material used, and 
(Miss) Billle Davles sang an Irish song well, 
without having much bearing on Emma Carus, 
whom she was catalogued to represent. Only 
In the song Itself, "Twl. Twl, Light" did 
Charles Saxon recall Geo Lashwood, but on 
merit of good clothes and good singing the 
Impression passed well enough. Harry Le 
Van, as Eddie Foy, gave a fine Impersonation 
of that comedian and right there added more 
to his credit than at any other time In the 
show. Florence Brooks, as Tetraszlna. un- 
covered the most powerful and best singing 
voice In the organization. In her work with 
Le Van, as Foy, she placed some long merit 
marks to her credit. Working with Miss 
Heath Le Van benefited through that clever 
girl. All through the proceedings Le Van 
proved to be our most frequent little "What- 
the-hell" comedian. When the audience failed 
to come through with laughs he fell to 
"cussing" and through the afterpiece when 
he was not chasing the spot light, he was 
distributing the P. Bolivar bread loaves with 
oft erring aim. His flattery of George M. 
Cohan may have cloaked his own Instincts, 
but somehow or other he never quite reached 
the fullness of his opportunity through 
methods purely his own. The manuscript 
supplied enough of meat for Russell Simp- 
son to paBs muster as the sheriff, and for 
Harry Loralne to come across with the "show 
manager." In saying all these things and 
making all allowances, one Is simply writing 
around In a circle to the point where, weigh- 
ing everything, it is worth while to say once 
more that to all Intents and purposes Miss 
Heath Is "The Big Review." Her associates 
are thrown in for good measure. WALT. 



STAR AND GARTER (Wm. Beebe. mgr.) — 
Jacobs & Jermon's "Golden Crook" presented 
a clean show, swift moving and decidedly 
entertaining, Sunday night to the usual ca- 
pacity business which this theatre enjoys. 
"A Trip to the Moon" is the tlUe of the 
burlesque, a division of the entertainment 
into four sections bringing to light a diversity 
of material for the most part built and bar- 
tered for laughing purposes. Billy Arlington 
Is a tower of strength to the entertainment. 
Here is a "tramp" character made genuinely 
funny, not because of the "whiskers" and 
seedy attire, but because there Is a man of 
Intelligence working behind the make-up ; a 
comedian with brains and ability to devise 
and carry through a series of laughable in- 
cidents, producing the results without giving 
the least offense In act or bearing. Ed. 
Johnson Is another potent factor in keeping 
the laughs agog ; the two are a host In them- 
selves, and surrounding them Is a company 
of clever entertainers, equipped with good 
material and capable of making the most of 
matters at hand. While the action is at all 
times fast, there Is In only one spot a tend- 
ency to roughness ; then the result Is more 
noticeable because of the contrast with what 
has gone before. Late in the show the 
Monarch Four interpolate a specialty, filled 
with pull-hauling and knockabouts which 
brought laughs and encores ; an old-style 
comedy four offering more bumps and falls 
than shown elsewhere In the entire show. 
As the performance ran 'till 11 o'clock the 
effectiveness of the work was made con- 
spicuous through the already well entertained 
audience demanding repeated appearances ; 
further up, among the regular specialties, the 
act would have made a greater clean-up. 
The plot of the burlesque Is worked out with 
many Interesting details. Although there is 
a lack of novelty In the tale the Interest is 
constantly stimulated by the Introduction of 
clever comedy bits, entertaining numbers and 
a show of costuming and feminine charms 
which make for attractive and diverting en- 
tertainment. Particularly effective was the 
ballet opening for the last part, where the 
choristers show evidence of thorough rehearsal 
and expert drilling, and in which Dottle 
King deserves a compliment for having pro- 
duced the number and wins applause and en- 
cores for her graceful and well achieved dis- 
plays of premier work. Again in the specialty 
section Miss King gains prominence through 
her work with Louise Marshall, the two girls 
putting across a lively and hard-working 
series of dance displays, a pretty feature. 
Miss Marshall Is the leading example of 
feminine loveliness the company presents, 
the other leaders among the women being 
Jeanette Buckley, Vivian Le Roy. Delores 
Trevor and Daisy Palmer. Miss Buckley 
works to splendid advantage as a number 
leader, and In her specialty with Johnson, 
won distinctive favor. For the presumable 
reason that the audience still halls with 
appreciation his sentimental work, Johnson 
cleaves to the "characters from life" as the 
principal factor In his specialty, doing it well. 
Johnson and Billy Arlington, working through 
the burlesque, are an effective tandem In 
keeping the laughs going, an especially well 
developed "bit" being their Interlude on banjo 
and violin which provokes unbounded merri- 
ment. Arlington Is an Individual hit all 
through the running and pulled down the big 



clean-up of the show In his parody inning 
and subsequent scenes with Miss Palmer, 
wherein he sets forth an example of a 
"slippery souse" which will bear comparison 
with the best work In that line the stage, 
in any division, can produce. Jack Strouse 
scores well In a number lead. The audience 
would not permit him to close his character 
specialty until he had given five songs and 
repeatedly bowed acknowledgments. There la 
a good piece of straight work by Edwin 
Trevor running through the show, and 
Strouse is also seen to advantage in working 
plain-clothes to the Johnson-Arlington "or- 
chestra" bit. When the conclusion Is reached 
and there seems no other way to end the 
festivities, a clever burlesque of the much- 
talking prize-fighter Is introduced as a finish. 
The combatants are prepared for the "squared 
circle" and without striking a blow pull off a 
ridiculous bout through the medium of a 
"telephone connection" with the newspapers ; 
each principal talks his own description of 
rounds which never take place, carrying out 
a bright idea and fine satire to a good end. 
In the matter of costuming numerous pretty 
designs are shown and on the merits of their 
ballet dlvertisement the choristers deserve a 
rating among the best group of girls the 
early season has thus far disclosed. An eve- 
ning with "The Golden Crook" is time well 
spent. WALT. 

Academy. (Abe Jacobs, mgr.; agent, W. V. 
M. A.).— Second week of vaudeville developed 
but small Increase in attendance if Tuesday 
evening audience is criterion. The policy of 
strengthening bills by adding an all-week 
feature finds Warren and Blanchard, the head- 
liners, and most applauded number on the 
program. Another well liked act was pro- 
vided by Neuss and Eldred, good acrobats, 
along with effective comedy, produced largely 
through mechanical contrivance and trick 
props. Even better results would come for 
Gavin and Piatt if they would form their 
comedy sketch to admit of more frequently 
Introducing their splendid singing voices In 
appropriate selections. Alvln Brothers. Roman 
Rings, fared passably. Hugh Blaney, In songs, 
fair. Oarden City Trio have singing voices 
too seldom used and comedy not always new. 
Hattle De Laro ft Co. presented a sketch 
which even better players could, do nothing 
with. Just why Stuart. Raymond and Baker 
were delegated to open the show could not be 
figured out by a committee of lightning cal- 
culators. Their prettily dressed, stylishly pre- 
sented an entirely clever musical turn was 
utterly wasted for It might have, further down 
the bill, braced an entertainment which in its 
strongest sections was not overly high speed 
This house "splits" with the Star Thursday, 
excepting headline. 

WALT. 



Trevett (S. ,W. Quinn, mgr.; agent, W. V. 
M. A.).— Class and quality customary in bills 
at this house were lacking Wednesday even- 
ing. Wormwood's Animals cancelled before 
opening. Barry and Johnson. Monday after- 
noon, found stage accommodations inadequate 
to handle the mass of scenery for their new 
act. This left Katie Emmett ft Co. as the 
only remaining big attraction. Miss Em- 
mett's sketch improves with playing and if 
it could be built up to the best sections, 
which provoked roads of laughter, would be a 
valuable medium. Miss Emmett herself is ex- 
cellent, but her support is not. The Lavalls 
opened the show with a fine gymnastic act. 
Spauldlng and Dupree, seconded, and Fred 
and May Wardell came third. The women in 
these two acts easily carried the burden of 
entertainment. Miss Wardell showing notlc- 
able cleverness. Ye Old Home Choir closed 
the first half. Riley and Ahem opened after 
recess. Schepp's Animals closed the show. 
The applause and laughter hit of the evening 
was scored by Eddie Ross, with a decidedly 
clever black face monolog. WALT. 



PRESIDENT (I. A. Levlnson, mgr.; agent. 
William Morris).— A heavy rainstorm broke 
loose Just before theatre hour Monday eve- 
ning, the result being a rather smajl house 
for the early performance. Jacobs and Sardcl 
pleases with barrel Jumping. Pearl Stevens 
was billed but did not appear ; ; Bert Lennon 
filled in and won favor with impersonations. 
Tom and Edith Almond have an act of the 
real variety sort. They were one of the hits. 
Bertrosl and Archangelll scored with singing 
of operatic selections. "Miss Bright, Dec- 
orator," presented by Adelaide Kelm & Co.. 
cleaned up the show. It is a dandy little 
playlet with plenty of comedy. II. R. 

LINDEN (C. M. Hatch, mgr. ; agent. Wil- 
liam Morris).— A very entertaining and evenly 
balanced bill for the first half. Juggling 
Mathleus opened with an effective routine of 
tricks, all new and well done. His assist- 
ant, a good-looking young woman, set off the 
act to a nicety. They worked at a dis- 
advantage but were accorded a big hnnd. 
McDonald and Huntington scored an early hit 
with singing. The winning ways of Miss 
Huntington while singing a song in French 
won her the house. Dave Rafael, using one 
of Ed. Reynard's ventrlloquil acts, did nl-ely. 
Cooke and Carroll carried everything hef)p 
them and scored the laughing hit of the eve- 
ning. Dal ton Bros, closed the show with 
snappy hand balancing. There Is no time 
lost between their tricks, both mnke a dandy 
appearance and work well together. 

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APOLLO ( Robert Levy, mgr, ; agent. Prank 
Q. Doyle).— Franz Ralnera Nineteen Tyro- 
leans ; ; Murphy, Horsfall and Whitman ; 
Henry Roethlg ; La Page and Mabr ; Mile. 
Wulfken. 

CRYSTAL (Frank Schaefer. mgr,; agent, 
Frank Q. Doyle).— "The Balloon Girl"; The 
Trlllers ; Bess Andra ; Ryno and Emmerson ; 
Stubblefleld Trio. 

WILSON AV. (Jones, Llnlck A Schaefer. 
mgrs. ; agent, Frank Q. Doyle).— Bonhalr 
Troupe ; J. Aldrlch Llbbey and Katheryn 
Trayer ; Adgle's Lions ; Four Llncolns ; Crotty 
Trio. 

LYCEUM (Fred Llnlck. mgr.; agent. Frank 
Q. Doyle).— Five Largards ; George Tacius ; 
Mexican Marimba Trio ; J. W. Pomeroy ; 
Gould Sisters. 

PEKIN ( Robert Motts, mgr. ; agent, Frank 
Q. Doyle).— Henry and Alice Taylor Co.; Mc- 
Ginnls Bros. ; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lancaster ; 
Queen Dora ; Clermonto and Miner ; Great 
English. 

GARFIELD (Robert Wassmann, mgr,; 
agent, Frank Q. Doyle). — Cameron and 
Toledo ; Carroll and Brevoort ; Paul Bauwens ; 
Perrln and Crosby ; Mile. Wulfken. 

VIRGINIA (J. V. Ritchey, mgr. ; agent, 
Frank Q. Doyle).— Eight Henroost Inspectors; 
Lankey Lew Payne ; The Milmars ; Lois Cecil ; 
Hobson ; Marvel Duo. 

JEFFERSON (J. V. Ritchey, mgr. ; agent, 
Frank Q. Doyle).— Alexander Kola Troupe, 
Herr Henry ; Buckley Duo ; Jos. Maddern and 
Katheryn Nugent Co. 

ARCH (Geo. L. Brown, mgr. ; agent, Frank 
Q. Doyle).— Dancing De Muths ; Dunbar's 
goats ; McCune and Grant ; Corrine Ingraham. 

PREMIER (Chas. Schaefer. mgr,; agent, 
Frank Q. Doyle).— MUlson and Rose; Neil 
Brodle ; Duzan and Nelson ; Florence De 
Vere ; Mae Keagh and Co ; Alpha Hall ; 
Dancing Dupars ; Harry Love. 

BIJOU DREAM. (Sigmund Faller, mgr,; 
agent, Frank Q. Doyle).— Anna De Lisle and 
Co. ; Frances Le Brock ; Hoppe and Hoppe ; 
Hennella and Howard ; Jean McElroy ; 
Grance Mack ; Boswell, Murphy and Co. 

GEM (Chas. Schaefer. mgr. ; agent, Frank 
Q. Doyle).— John Murray; Bell and Forbes; 
Jessie Adams. 

CENTURY (L. A. Calvin, mgr.; agent, 
Earl Cox).— Larking and Burns; Harry New- 
man ; Six Licorice Sticks ; Anna Belmont ; 
Zelgler Trio ; Del Perry ; Swift and Clifford ; 
Bobby Boyde ; Ed. Schooley and Co. ; Grace 
Maynard. 

COLISEUM (Mr. Harvey, mgr,; agent, Earl 
Cox).— Tom Linton's Cannibal Maids ; Chatham 
Sisters ; Hugh McDough ; Griffin and Lewis ; 
Lorraine and Co. ; Lolar and Laird. 

AMERICUS (Wm. G. Yost, mgr.; agent, 
Earl Cox).— W. J. Mills; Swift and Clifford; 
Morris and Cramer ; Lllah Carter ; Roscoe 
and Slmms ; Anna Palmer ; Larklns and 
Burns ; Marvelous Prea. 

AMERICAN (Earl Cox, agent).— Lav igne 
and Gaffney ; Irene Russell ; Roscoe and 
Slmms ; Del Perry ; Montgomery Duo ; 
Chatham Sisters. 

COLUMBIA (Geo. . B. Le Vee, mgr.; agent, 
Earl Cox).— Kane, Royer and French; Four 
Dlxons ; Ed. Schooley and Co. ; Albert Well ; 
Alice Van ; Six Licorice Sticks ; Dayton ; 
Harry S. Mack and Co. ; Fogarty and Jen- 
nings. 

FRANKLIN (Earl J. Cox, agent).— Bobby 
Boyd ; Edward's animals ; Montgomery Duo ; 
Florence Whitman ; Kane ; Four Singing 
Coleens ; Irene Russell ; Frank Rutledge and 
Co. 

KEDZIE ( W. B. Malcomb, mgr. ; agent, 
W. V. M. A.).— C. M. J. O'Hearn and Co.; 
Fitch Cooper ; Hickman Bros. ; Hufford and 
Cham ; Bicknell and Glbney ; The Longworths ; 
Barnes and King ; McNlsh and McNIsh ; Leo 
Filler. 

CIRCLE (Bslabon Bros., mgrs.; agent, W. 
V. M. A.).— The Keedlors ; John Reed; Bar- 
rett and Matthews, and Tableaux. 



COLUMBIA (George B. Le Vee, mgr.; 
agent. Earl J. Cox).— Edgar Schooley and Co.; 
Kane, Royer and French ; Al. Wild ; Chatham 
Sisters. 

SNITTER'S (Paul Snlttner, mgr. ; agent, 
S-C.).— Richardson's dogs; Clara Thropp's 
Review ; Williams and Stern ; Ethel Althoun 
and Co. ; Zell and Rogers ; Salambo and 
Olivette. 

WHITE PALACE (Kenneth Fitzpatrlck, 
mgr.; agent, S-C.).— Holmes and Holmes; 
Diggs and BurnB ; Powell and Wilson ; Harry 
Edson and dogs ; Dick Richards and Co. 

REPUBLIC (Chas. Koester, mgr.; agent, 
8-C.).— Major O'Loughlln ; Weston and Cush- 
man ; De Lisle and Co. ; Four Lublns ; Rees 
Trio. 

LINDEN (Chas. M. Hatch, mgr.; agent. 
William Morris).— Mr. and Mrs. F. Daniels; 
Lareado and Blake ; Maurlel Woodbury ; 
Pearson and Joel; Irwin and Herzog ; Tom 
and Edith Almond; (last half). 

PRESIDENT (I. A. Levlnson, mgr.; agent, 
William Morris).— Bert Lennon, Jacobs and 
Sardel ; Adelaide Keim and Co. ; Bertrose and 
Archangell ; Brlstow and Warner ; Pearl 
Stevens; Two Delton Bros.; (last half). 

JULIAN (J. G. Condermann, mgr. ; agent, 
William Morris).— Paul Gordon and Co.; Her- 
bert Waterbury ; "The Operator" ; Mae Tay- 
lor ; Kroneman Bros. 

LYDA (Fred Hlnes, mgr.; agent. W. V. A). 
—Fielding and Carlos ; Clark and Duncan ; 
Carlyle Veaux and Co. ; Harry Webb ; Barnes 
and King ; George Fredo ; Aneta Primrose ; 
Pete Mack and Clancy Twins ; Barrett and 

M Aft hpvR 

SCHINDLER'S (L. Schlndler, mgr.; agent. 
W. V. A.).— Three Roehrs ; Pete Mack and 
Clancy Twins ; George Fredo ; Aneta Prim- 
rose ; Ruff and Cusik ; Rogers and Evans ; 
Fielding and Carlos ; Gibney and Bicknell ; 
Terre and Hyams. 

ASHLAND (A. E. Weldner, mgr. ; agent, 
W. V. A.).— Sheada; J. X. Coughlln ; Josle 
Mclntyre ; Bootblack Quartet; The Elliotts: 
Delia Stacey and Co. ; Smith and Laredo ; 
Sampson and Riley. 

BUSH TEMPLE (W. P. Shaver. mgr. ; 
agent, W. V. A.).— Hubbard and De Long; 
The Belmonts ; Young and Young. 

GRAND (Geo. B. Le Vee, mgr.; agent. W. 
V. A.).— Leo Fllller; Three Zleglers ; Thomas 
and Hamilton ; Kramer and Willlard ; Skates 
Ray. 

PEKIN (Robert Motts, mgr.; agent Frank 
Q. Doyle).— Henry and Alice Taylor; Mc- 
Glnnls Bros. ; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lancaster. 

Leonard Hicks has taken possession of the 
Hotel Grant, half a block away from his 
previous location, and the center of theatrical 
activities has shifted to Madison and Dear- 
born streets. For over a month Hicks has 
been negotiating for the lease and Is now In 
possession for a long term, as proprietor and 
manager of an excellent piece of hotel prop- 
erty. Leonard's long association with the 
profession, both as an active member and as 
a hotel clerk and manager has brought to 
him a wide acquaintance, and testifying to 
his popularity there was not a vacancy in 
his place after the incoming "troupers" had 
settled down for their local engagements by 
Monday noon. Just as soon as arrangement 
can be made, it is the Intention to open a\ 
rathskeller in the basement, where pro- 
fessionals may congregate and enjoy them- 
selves. 



time in this vicinity before eventually going 
Into New York. 



Rlverview closes next Sunday. "White 
City" will run until 28. Forest Park closed 
last Sunday night. 



Lew Leever and Joe Palmer worked to- 
gether for the first time at the Lyric, Ken- 
sington, last week. 

Harry Fox Is trying to decide between an 
offer from Chas, Dillingham, Harry Askln and 
vaudeville, where he is booked a-plenty with 
the Millershlp Sisters. 

Alfred Wltzenhause, treasurer of the 
Olympic, through the death of his uncle, Max 
Bamberger, a Philadelphia tobacconist, has 
fellen heir to $20,000. His mother Inherits 
$100,000. Wltzenhause was for many seasons 
with the Ringllng Show as up-town ticket 
seller and the past summer was the first he 
has spent away from the show since he joined 
It. 



Lou Shean had ill luck with his first Orph- 
eum booking for the old Shean and Warren 
act which, with a new partner, he Is using. 
Memphis was the town and he was unable 
to appear at East End Park because some- 
where In transit his scenery and baggage was 
lost. He will try and make the Illinois Cen- 
tral settle. 



Tunle and Ralston came back to town last 
week with a grouch against the Inter-State 
people. They claim contracts for houses that 
were never opened and on a ten weeks' book- 
ing were forced to lose seven. Sol Lowenthal 
will look Into the matter legally. 

Theo Bereslna has taken legal steps to re- 
strain Sheda, the scenic violinist, who played 
the Majestic recently, from using what Bere- 
slna claims to be a copyrighted Idea. The 
legal sparring has begun. Papers were served 
on the Monroe Amusement Co., Chas. E. 
Kohl and Lyman B. Glover, all of the Ma- 
jestic. 

"English Jack" O'Brien has started his box- 
ing and athletic act over the Interstate time. 

Kingston and Thomas took their act to 
Rockford to show "Tlnk" Humphries how 
well it would go. Result ; six weeks of W. V. 
M. A. time starting at Topeka. last Monday. 

Jake Sternad Is now booking acts for the 
Princess time in the South on Illinois State 
contracts. 



Katie Emmett appeared during the last half 
of last week at the Academy, a theatre which 
her father. "Billy" Emmet managed as long 
ago as 1870. 

Luclle Tilton arrived from the Coast Mon- 
day where she has been busy on the S-C time 
for several months She came to America 
from England early this year and went im- 
mediately west to avoid booking complica- 
tions Miss Tilton has come east to map out 



The Hodklns Lyric Vaudeville Co. was In- 
corporated last week, for the purpose of book- 
ing acts in the southwest, with offices where 
they have been In the Chicago Opera House 
building. Chas. Hodklns. Winfrey B. Russell, 
who is Hodklns' travelling representative ; F. 
P. Furlong, manager of the Hodklns office 
In Nashville, and Adeline Scher, the black- 
eyed stenographer In the local Hodklns office 
are the Incorporators. 

John and Mae Burke, through a misinter- 
pretation of the contract, canceled their 
Pantages booking and will work around 
Chicago for a while. 

Adelaide KHm proved such a potent mag- 
net for the Julian that Manager Conderman 
has booked her back for Oct. 20. to play two 
weeks, and has an option on her Immediate 
further time. Last week she attracted crowds 
which filled the house to within $100 of Its 
capacity for eighteen shows, the difference 
falling on the matinees. 

Warren and Blanchard, who were compelled 
to forego their engagement at the Majestic, 
last week, on account of Fred Blanchard's 



Illness, will be the all-week headllner at the 
Academy this week. After opening to poor 
business Labor Day it was determined to 
strengthen the show with a full-week feature, 
De Rossi's Bronze Statues going in the bill 
Tuesday afternoon. Wm. Roach, who handles 
the West Side Kohl ft Castle houses, Is 
authority for the statement that unless busi- 
ness at the Academy braces to a satisfactory 
average there will be further additions of 
big acts until, it needs be, a whole show will 
be made up of prominent turns. In that 
event the shows may not. as now, (with the 
all-week exception) "split" with the Star. 



"The Wife Tamer's" moved to the Lyric, 
following "The Midnight Sons," last Sunday 
night making way for Clara Llpman In "The 
Marriage of a Star," at the Princess. The 
engagement of Fields and Lewis, in "We 
Won't Go Home Until Morning," announced to 
start at the PrinceBs last Sunday, haa been 
Indefinitely postponed. 

Tuesday night Elsie Janls. In "The Slim 
Princess" opened for a proposed run at the 
Studebaker, following Montgomery and Stone 
In "The Old Town." At the Whitney the bill 
was changed last Saturday night from "My 
Cinderella Girl" to "Alma. Wo Wonst Du?" 
a German play which is re-introduced to 
Chlcagoans by a North Irelander, Joe 
Conoly. 

Monday night "The Dollar Princess" began 
a run at the Illinois. Last Sunday matinee, 
at the Crown, Lincoln J. Carter, who once 
shone as America's Barnum of melodrama, 
introduced "The Cat and the Fiddle," a 
musical comedy two seasons of age. 

Moving pictures of the Reno disaster are 
still shown Just outside the city limits by 
Jones ft Spoor at what is known as Hughes' 
Theatre, Forest Park. Elsewhere In Illinois 
they have been officially tabooed. 

Tom Brantford was elected to membership 
In the Theatrical and Vaudeville Agents' 
Association of America last week. He now 
has about twenty acts on his staff. 



Abe Jacobs, for many years manager of the 
Olympic for Kohl ft Castle, returned to work 
for that firm Monday as manager of the 
Academy. He will continue to operate his 
picture theatre on West Madison Street as 
a "side line" to his duties In establishing 
the Academy as a profitable vaudeville bouse. 



Vera Mlchelena retired from "The Girl and 
the Drummer" Saturday night to go eaBt for 
a part In "The Girl In the Train." She is 
succeeded at the Grand by Elsa Ryan, who 
opened Sunday night as "The Girl" of the 
title. It Is understood that after two more 
weeks at the Grand the Brady show moves to 
the Princess to stay as long as it profitably 
ran. 

SAN FRANCISCO 

OKPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.; agent 
direct).— Rather an unsatisfactory program. 
Kaliner and Brown placed, badly, had rough 
going at the start, but • pulled out nicely 
with dancing, and finished to several bows. 
George Auger and Co. amused and enter- 
tained to the extent of being forced to make 
a speech at the finish. Jack Artols Duo got 
a running start and went big all the way. 
Zella Covington and Rose Wilbur received 
applause on the stage setting, and the efforts 
of the pair held the undivided attention of 
the audience throughout. "High Life In 
Jail," strong comedy number, one big laugh. 
Rameses, an imported magical act, found 
favor through the gorgeous stage setting used, 
and the speed with which the magician 
works. Bison City Four can Improve routine 



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